Man has used and perfected, for hundreds of thousands of years, motor skills that have allowed him to survive. For the whole history he ran, climbed, pushed, pulled, squatted, stretched, and by doing this he improved the neuro-muscular connection that guaranteed a correct use of the muscular chains which are essential for human kinetic functions.
Therefore, man has always used movement to survive, and this adaptation has fixed the natural rules of what we call health.
In just a infinitesimal particle of time, all the environment in which the man lived suffered a total change, and nowadays the human body, which was used to a constant and global movement, is widely underused as a consequence of the technological development, that forced us in a sitting position for many hours every day and that caused the disappearance of physical work, and therefore muscular, joint and coordination hypofunction. All elements that contribute to the worsening of the collective health profile.
Fitness and sport are the main ways to improve life conditions, and the Jungle Board is one of the most suitable tools to wake up the natural movement.
What is the Jungle Board?
The Jungle Board is a 160x100cm wooden board with some holes, which is provided with wooden bars that are meant to be inserted in the holes in order to create support, pulling or pushing points. In addition, thanks to the crossbar that can be set on the top of two vertical bars, the training possibilities multiply.
The Jungle Board can be easily moved thanks to the wheels located on one side, and also be stored vertically in order to save space.
The Jungle Board training can be defined an “holistic-functional” training: these exercises provide a global muscular activation and allow to develop transversal and spiral stretching movements, in order to foster the natural condition linked with the ancestral motor skills. The work protocols are suitable both for unconditioned users and for advanced users, as it is possible to modulate the intensity of the exercises and the coordinative issues.
From this training approach derives a “functional-postural” conditioning, as the physical adaptation includes an improvement of the muscular tone, of the naturalness in the movement but also of the postural responses that promote the realignment of the spine and the reduction of vertebral pains.
The Jungle Board has also been thought to practice pilates: the exercises included in the classical method can be implemented through the support of the wooden bars so as to facilitate the movement and to create alternatives.
Thanks to the manual and to the other training material it is possible to fully understand the potential of this tool and its uses.
The “Carlini Method”
Stefano Carlini has a long sport history as an agonistic athlete, concerning in particular handball (he played in the Italian Serie A) and athletics, which he still practices in master level competitions. He obtained the “Isef” Diploma and he also graduated in physical education in the same university (Urbino) where he now teaches.
For years he dedicated himself to teaching fitness to instructors, to developing training methods and he also was physical trainer for a Serie A futsal club. Still today, he works with elite athletes in his personal training studio.
He realized the Jungle Board, and consequently this training method, basing on the fact that the body needs solid supports in order to proceed towards a correct movement from a neuromuscular and proprioceptive point of view.
The bars, which have a role of support but also of pulling and pushing points, guarantee the possibility to create a “proactive movement” through the performance of the exercises.
Length: 1600 mm
Total width: 1000 mm
Height with bars: 950 mm
Weight: 35 kg
Maximum load: 120 kg