The Importance of Sequencing
Written by Sarah Kesler
Rev6 Practitioner – New Jersey
Rev6’s Sequencing (the order of the exercises) is not programmed randomly. Oftentimes in traditional fitness programming, there is no particular strategy in the order of exercise beyond the traditional warm up through cool down. Rev6’s Sequencing is strategic in that each exercise builds upon the previous one. The sequencing, like the exercises, work with the design of the body; not against it.
In order to create strength and organization in the body, the small muscles need to be addressed in the beginning of the sequence. For example, we fire up the small muscles in the Frog Rock; feet, hands and wrists. By turning on these distal muscles, it helps turn on the big muscles.
When I think of Rev6’s Sequencing, I compare it to having a conversation with your body. You start with introducing yourself, move into small talk and then can get into a deeper conversation. The sequencing allows us to gently start to connect our bodies and learn to associate and connect our brain to our body.
From my own personal experience being a Crossfitter for a number of years, I was pushing through workouts while being totally dissociated from my body. I was moving but I wasn’t connected to my body. Rev6 and specifically the sequencing opens the channel between being present and connected to your body.
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