The Seven Star Training Philosophy
Welcome to Seven Star Energy Centre, we thank you for choosing us and look forward to assisting you in reaching your health, fitness and nutritional goals.
We have a systematic approach to our training based on sound fundamentals of to training your body and mind to perform at its best. It’s likely you have experienced, seen or heard elements of our training somewhere but we’re different than other facilities in how we look to bring it all together.
Seven Star training focuses on training your body AND mind for better health and sustainable performance with innovative movements based on tried and tested disciplines and researched through many years.
Key Training Principles
“None of us need to exercise. We were not created to exercise. We were made to move. Exercise is something we invented because we were not using our bodies to their intended design. We use exercise to keep us “healthy.” But the truth is, exercise is just a band-aide, or a courtesy nod to movement. Exercise, itself, cannot yield the health we seek with it because it is an artificial answer to what we are seeking.”
– Tim Anderson from Original Strength
The demands and environments of our modern lifestyle have changed the way we breathe, eat, move and rest. While natural, primal movements and playing are featured less and less in our day to day lives, “exercise” in all its good and bad plays an important role in keeping us active and avoiding the sedentary lifestyle so many are in nowadays.
Important points to note about Seven Star Energy Centre training:
You will never stop practising
Regardless of how long you’ve been training for or how “strong” you are there is always room to improve in some area. Never let your ego dictate how far you can push your body and mind
Breath and awareness are vital
Raising pro perception in the body is a key area in understanding how your body moves, the importance of breath before, during and after exercise and learning to keep yourself in balance physically and mentally
Train for the demands of life and sport
Our training utilises movements that prepare your body for the activities you perform in your daily life, recreational activities, and sports. Something as simple as squatting should be done on a daily basis, not just for a few reps of a set 3 times per week.
Train movements, not muscles
The movements and training we do focus on multi-joint movements that improve coordination and recruit lots of muscles, a process that expends more energy and provides a greater return on overall well-being.
Develop 'core' strength
The core is NOT your abdominals rather it is a pillar in your body. Life requires pillar strength—stability through your hips, torso, and shoulders—and our training is designed to improve it. It’s impossible to move your limbs efficiently and forcefully if they’re not attached to something solid and stable. When your hips, torso, and shoulders are properly aligned, you can transfer energy throughout your body more effectively. The result: more strength and power with less fatigue and less risk for injury. Learn more about pillar strength.
Be proactive with your body
A high number of injuries come from overuse. To avoid pain, injury, and ultimately rehabilitation, you need a proactive approach: prehabilitation, which seeks to build strength and stability around your most vulnerable areas, while improving mobility, balance, and joint function. Prehab addresses the muscular imbalances that lead to injuries, it helps prevent many lower back injuries, shoulder joint problems, and hamstring pulls, for instance.
Maximize your time
Just as you strive for efficiency at work and in your personal life, your training should be no different. We use a variety of techniques, such as complementary movements and circuit training, to increase the intensity AND density of your workouts—that is, your ability to get more work done in less time.
Balance work with rest
Recovery is necessary and equally important as training. If you don’t give your body time to recover, it’s never going to improve. Training is just one part of the puzzle. To optimize health and performance for every individual, we encourage people to focus on four key areas: Mindset, Nutrition, Movement, and Recovery. These elements don’t operate independently. Nutrition and exercise alone aren’t enough. But together, and incorporated into daily habits, these four fundamentals will help you succeed now—and for life.
Benefits of Seven Star Training help people from all walks of life to look, feel, and perform better.
Here are just a few of the benefits of this approach to training:
- Improved stability and mobility
- Greater strength and power
- Increased cardiovascular fitness
- Reduced risk for pain and injury
- Body composition improvements
- Lower stress levels, improved sleep & nutritional patterns