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The Results

The benefits of the Spiral Model of biomechanics over the Standard Model are significant and wide-ranging, a step change from the physical limitations that define our interactions with the world. Some of the more specific benefits are described below, and video clips are provided to showcase hands and feet that have completed their transition to the Spiral Model.

Efforts are underway now to quantify the improvements and validate the Spiral Model and Counterspiral program. If you are interested in participating in a study, details are available here.

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The Benefits

Rehabilitation

The first set of benefits will appear during the Deconstruction phase of the program. Targeted exercises will dissolve scar tissue, eliminate tics and kinks, and restore joints, muscles, and connective tissue in both the hands and feet to their full range of motion.

Alignment

The Counterspiral Mechanism uses symmetry to drive alignment of the bones across the body’s midline while stretching muscles and connective tissue taut over the resulting framework. The process results in continuous improvements in stability, flexibility, coordination, and balance as symmetry advances from the toes to the hips.

Proprioception

Changes to alignment in the bones of the hands and feet fundamentally reframe proprioception. Improvements include a high-resolution internal sense of muscle and joint action, and a more accurate external sense of the body’s location in space. This benefit results in general improvements in coordination and balance.

Control and Precision

Improved control of the hands and feet through coordination of segments rotating inside a spiral framework increases precision in walking and manual activities. These improvements appear in specific actions like drumming, but also in general improvements associated with concepts like “grip” and “finesse.”

Endurance

More efficient gait and tool use means that less energy is needed to do the same amount of work. The resulting savings in energy use leaves more energy available for additional work, which translates directly into greater endurance.

Wear and Tear

The more efficient spiral form means that more force is directed to useful work, and less is dissipated through soft tissue distortions and the loading of bones. This general impact reduction results in less wear and tear on the body and a lower chance of injury. Transitioning to the Spiral Model can eliminate chronic pain that arises from structural misalignments caused by the Standard Model.

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Final Form

The following video clips showcase the capabilities of hands and feet that have completed the transition from Standard to Spiral biomechanics. The hands and feet in question operated under the Standard Model for 40 years before starting the Counterspiral program, and required about 5 years of daily training to complete Spiral development.

The Walk

Demonstrates the Counterspiral program’s nominee for the most efficient walk the human body is capable of producing.

Foot Roll

Demonstrates the basic inward rolling motion of a foot developed according to the Spiral Model.

The Vault

Describes the stable structure formed by fully developed feet when they rotate inward symmetrically at the body’s midline.

Foot Articulation

Demonstrates the coordinated flexibility and fluidity of feet that have transitioned to the Spiral Model.

Foot Flip

Demonstrates the lateral grip and stability of the fully developed foot under the Spiral Model.

Foot Stand

Showcases the strength, articulation, and flexibility of feet fully developed with the Counterspiral program.

Barefoot Gait

Provides a detailed description of the key elements of the Spiral Model’s default gait.

Minimalist Gait

A companion to the Barefoot Gait clip, here demonstrating the spiral gait model while walking and running in minimalist footwear.

Beach Run

Barefoot walking and running on sand introduces firmness as a variable to help develop your foot spiral and key elements of your spiral gait

Hand Placement

Describes how hands should be placed to bear load according to the Spiral Model.

Spiral Seesaw

Demonstrates the grip for the most efficient tool use according to the Spiral Model.

Firestarter

Demonstrates the most effective combined exercise for parallel development of the hands and feet.

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