Welcome to the RT5 course which stands for Remote Training Five – five sessions a week using follow along videos with an easy to follow structure.
Simply click on the page and follow all of the videos for that day, on completion of the 10 week course you will gain access to the full “unlimited” library.
“Too much action with too little intent makes for wasteful exertion of energy and the confusion between movement and progress.”
– Steve Maraboll
When we think of training we need to take into account a number of key factors in order to achieve the best results possible. High volume and too little rest will undoubtedly lead to injury, illness or fatigue. Looking to achieve results? … then a programme needs to take the following into account; goal, intention, volume, intensity, rest, time available, training experience, injuries, equipment, competency / skill / fitness levels of participants and a multitude of environmental stressors (life). This is what we have incoporated into the RT5 10 week course and the Unlimited library – an easy to follow structure with ample rest to enable you to recover correctly.
Who is the RT5 course for?
This course is for people who are wanting to access a flexible training programme that can be followed indefinitely. If you are wanting all the benefits of a gym without the hassle of commuting to and from, and queuing up for machines and equipment, this course is perfect for you. The course is structured, fun and fits around your life. Each session utilises scientifically proven training protocols and allows you to reach a new level of strength and conditioning. Being able to train at home and have everything available right there creates the building blocks to continually strive and improve, limiting the barriers to exercise.
The benefits of exercise
Longevity – The human body is made up of many levers, pulleys and articulating structures – in order for these to move muscles PULL at these to manipulate our position in space. The refinement of this movement is called proprioceptive feedback and the shortening and lengthening of soft tissues helps us to sense where we are in space and balance correctly. If we can’t balance, falling is inevitable and as we age breaks become more dangerous and could be potentially fatal. As the body senses this, micro adjustments are made to our ‘ever falling’ position, if however that muscle fails to exist falling is more likely. If falling does occur – more padding, the ability to self rescue and improved recovery are all on the cards.
Bone density – Bone density also plays a key factor in this – whenever a form of tissue comes under stress, the body (if fuelled correctly) will attempt to build this tissue to the point it can handle the stressor for future tasks. Bones like to be stressed via loading in order to remain dense and strong – hence why astronauts lose bone density when they are floating around in space. To maintain muscle a form of resistance training is needed (bodyweight or weights) this helps to prevent brittle bones, breaks and osteoporosis.
Blue Zone data – The oldest humans on earth on average live in specific regions, these are call ‘Blue Zones’, the data is mixed and there is a constant search to find out what correlates to a long healthy life. Some of which comes to the forefront on a regular basis includes a strong link between community and daily movement. Interacting with others and maintaining overall health is far easier when you have maintained the ability to move and play independently over the course of a lifetime.
Maintaining or building muscle – To maintain an optimal level of muscle (for a human first approach) a few things need to be in place – a form of resistance training and nutrient dense food containing essential minerals and amino acids. The benefits of movement as a whole are too vast to cover in one paragraph but; hormonal balance, organ, circulatory, respiratory, lymphatic, neurological, reproductive, mind, joint and soft tissue health are all being affected as anyone of us moves.
Optimising Stress – When any group of muscles receives a form of stress (lifting a heavy object or body part) the greater the need to improve the efficiency of this particular pattern (for future requirements). More stress (within reason) equates to more muscle or a demand for a increased neurological input/output. Not only do we potentially increase the mass of the muscle itself (hypertrophy) but also the density and energy input via an ever increased amount of traffic delivered by the nervous system (Imagine you’ve turned the dial up on the power meter and/or the efficiency of the action).
Full range of motion – strength training has had a bad rap for years in regards to “getting tight”. Function of any mechanism is completely dependent on the intention or action required. If the intention is to function well as a human in varying environments and for different scenarios (human first approach) – the hope would be that every muscle worked to its full range of motion, with complete control and free of malfunction (injury) to attain human skills worthy of maintaining and thriving in our lifetime regardless of age.
All of the above helps to contribute towards our key aim for your time spent within this programme … to cultivate optimal health using correct form, intelligent programming and minimal equipment.
Ed Norman – As a Royal Marines Physical Training Instructor, Ed has over a decade of experience in personal training and sports performance.
When not instructing the next generation of commandos, Ed works with everyone from royalty to Hollywood actors and Olympic athletes. If this wasn’t enough he also finds time to consult for leading outdoor brands, including running a flagship program for The North Face at the head of 15 thriving European communities. This project has also seen Ed coach and advise The North Face athletes who are pioneering the most extreme outdoor pursuits on the planet.
Aside from this Ed is a formidable endurance athlete, and has participated in some of the toughest multi-day running events on the planet, and is currently in training to beat a UK endurance record. Ed’s knowledge and experience will undoubtedly help to promote optimal results and improved performance.
David Tilston – Is an an ex-Royal Marine Commando who also served for a further 6 years in the Fire and Rescue service, holding qualifications as a PT, 3rd Dan Black Belt, Kettlebell Instructor and a 500 hour RYT accredited Yoga teacher.
David teaches movement through a wide range of modalities including calisthenics, hand-balancing, gymnastics, mobility, yoga, breath-work and martial arts.
Over the last 10 years David has studied, lived and taught around the world. During this time he has learned from coaches from; Cirque Du Soleil, the Olympic teams, an authentic Yoga lineage, world renowned martial artists and has taught Olympic Gold Medalists, Hollywood Actors and World Renowned musicians.
His knowledge and methods will help to provide a comprehensive understanding of basic to advanced movement patterns and training modalities.
To get started make sure to click on the following page which will detail; how to use the course; your weekly structure, key terminologies and how to substitute other activities in without compromising on your progress or recovery.