GOATA (Greatest Of All Time Athletes) is the science of observing human movement patterns in slow motion. Via slow motion video technology we are able to recognize and compare the identical movement patterns of crawling babies, bipedal indigenous tribes of the world as well as elite athletes. These athletes have had multi decade careers and were non-contact injury resistant. Some examples of these athletes are Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Deion Sanders, Pele, Maradona, Serena Williams, Jerry Rice, we could go on for days... but the patterns are what really matter. Click the pictures below to see some of Coach Gil's breakdowns.
The Crawling baby has innate movement patterns that are natural from an evolutionary standpoint. Before the baby transitions to walking, the spine moves and remains unlocked in the process. This encompasses the beginnings to our observation of the pressure wave.
Indigenous tribes of the world have perfect GOATA movement patterns because they are not effected by modern day chair sitting and irregular movement patterns.
Every GOATA mover is essentially a super athlete because they all share the same evolutionary patterns. They engage the pressure wave, they corner their hips and they use outside of the foot landings.
Through observing and studying the movement patterns of these 3 tribes we have created a program that awakens the nervous system of the body back to its evolutionary movement patterns. This allows you to move with explosive fluidity while protecting your connective tissue for life. Yes you can have your life or "A game" back.
"Learning the secrets to the movement was an eye-opening experience. I always knew something was not right, and just couldn't put my finger on it without Coach Gil's help. The slow-motion video was the key for me to start my journey."
Being a GOATA Mover preserves the connective tissue in the joints that gets destroyed by irregular movement. By removing this irregular movement with the correct set of exercises you create healing movement patterns that preserve your joints over the course of your life.
When you move like the greatest of all time athletes your balance and coordination are at an elite level allowing you to run, throw, walk, swim, or kick without getting the "itises" or having re-occurring non-contact injuries.
In removing the "itises" and the non-contact injuries associated with irregular or WOATA (Worst Of All Time Actions) movement behaviors you can perform at the highest levels. We have seen increases of 6 - 26% in performance from people who have worked in the program, all while remaining pain and injury free once their movement patterns were corrected.
"I used to think my hurting knees was normal. Now I can run a 4.3 40 with no knee pain. Much better than a 4.5 with pain"
In the fundamentals course you will learn about the 3 essential characteristics your body must have in order to be a healthy mover. You must have Shape, be Back Chain Dominant, and have adequate suppleness. The exercises in the course will help you strengthen muscles that lead to healthy healing movement.
In the groundwork course you will be taught the 3 phases of forward locomotive movement - Landing, Cornering, and Releasing. The exercises will counter the effects of years of unhealthy movement and will awaken the parts of the body that may have become dormant that are necessary for healthy movement.