MAXIMISE YOUR POTENTIAL AND REMAIN INJURY FREE

Unique to Athlete Nation is the Kritz Movement System. With our system we’ve achieved systematized athleticism. It’s never been done before. It is the safest and most effective training system, and gaurantees you maximise your athletic potential and minimise injury.

MOVEMENT MATTERS MOST

LEARN HOW TO USE YOUR BODY, BEFORE LOADING AND EXPLODING

Movement matters most is the philosophy that sits at the heart of our system and underpins everything we do. Before we load and explode in training and sport, we should move well – moving the way our body was designed to move. We know that moving the right way is essential in maximising performance and remaining injury free.

VIDEO - Learn more about why and how good movement is crucial to achieving your athletic potential.

THE KRITZ MOVEMENT SYSTEM

BRINGING WORLD CLASS KNOWLEDGE TO EVERYONE

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THE SEVEN MOVEMENT PATTERNS
FUNDAMENTAL TO FORMING STRONG FOUNDATIONS

All movement in sport and life can be brought back to seven movement patterns. We squat, we lunge, we push, we pull, we bend, we rotate, and we do things that require us to be strong and stable on a single leg. Mastering these patterns forms the critical base for physical health and maximum performance.

FIVE STAGES OF ATHLETICISM
PROGRESS TO THE LEVEL OF YOUR TARGET

The five-level system -starting with ‘movement’- progresses you towards your target. Everyone will go beyond the first level ‘movement’, but only a few will aim for ‘explode’. Your target depends on your physical demands in life and sport. The movements for each movement patters progress with each stage, adding load and explode as you go.

TRANSPARENT POINT SYSTEM
TRACK YOUR PROGRESS AGAINST YOUR GOALS

A transparent point system helps to track progress against goals. You know exactly where you are at and where you need to be. Athlete Nation training closes the gap between these two numbers, guaranteed.

TRAIN WITHIN MOVEMENT CAPACITY
TO STAY SAFE AT ALL TIMES

Regardless of how hard the training is, moving well is imperative. Poor movement is an indication of training beyond capacity. And that’s when injuries occur. The system ensures that you continually progress, but that training is geared towards your ability, keeping you safe.

It's science based

ABOUT DR MATT KRITZ, THE PERSON BEHIND THE SYSTEM

 Dr Matt Kritz, developer of the Kritz Movement System

Dr Matt Kritz, developer of the Kritz Movement System

The Kritz Movement System was developed by Performance Coach Dr Matt Kritz to make high-performance knowledge and culture available to everyone.

Dr Matt Kritz has spent two decades in professional sports performance, coaching emerging talent and elite athletes in the USA, Japan and New Zealand. He’s been the Director of Strength & Conditioning for High Performance Sport New Zealand.

He’s contributed to the success of Olympic athletes winning more than 20 medals.

HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS

         The movements and stages of the system

        The movements and stages of the system

The Kritz Movement System consists of seven different movement patterns that represent all the main movements.  Within each pattern sits a variety of regression and progression movements allowing you to train at your level and progress at your pace.

Numbers of our system

Your goal number depends on what life physically demands of you - in both life and sports. So the goal number for a top athlete will be closer to 99 and for someone who wants to maintain a healthy lifestyle and be injury free, the goal will be between 21 and 35.

> Stage 1 – Movement (Number 1-7)

The first step is to develop an awareness and capability of doing movements within each of the movement patterns. In this phase, an understanding of how to do the movements correctly is more important than the ability to do them. Why? Going forward, when you do the movements under load, this understanding will prevent you from getting hurt. Once you understand how to perform each movement correctly, you are ready to move to the next stage.

> Stage 2 - Capacity (Number 8-21)

In the Capacity level, you learn to carry out each movement correctly. Regressing or progressing movements make it easier or harder, depending on where you are at and where you want to go. Within this stage, you only use your body weight. Once you can perform a movement correctly for a certain number of repetitions within a certain number of sets, you are physically ready to Load that movement pattern.

> Stage 3 - Load (Number 22-45)

In the Load level, you perform loaded challenges relative to your body weight.  This stage is about progressing gradually and learning to handle the load at slow controlled speeds.  Once you can perform a movement correctly for a certain number of repetitions within a certain number of sets at a certain percentage of your body weight you are ready to Control movements at faster speeds.

> Stage 4 - Control (Number 46-93)

The Control level helps you develop the ability to accelerate, decelerate, change direction and explode with power and precision. Learning how to land confidently with a safe body position is control.

> Stage 5 - Explode (Number 94-100)

The Explode stage is the icing on the cake. It is about expressing specific power. The more load you move, the faster you move it, the more powerful you become. This stage is very athlete and sports specific.


YOU AND THE SYSTEM

Capacity stage, a must for everyone

Everyone, from the top athlete who wants to compete at the Olympics to the older person who wants to be able to get up from a chair confidently, Movement and Capacity is the starting point, how fast someone passes through each stage depends on the person and the time they have to train.  Life is movement; you need to move to live. Moving the right way sustains life. Moving the wrong way, especially under load, limits life.

This system applies to all sports or any physical goal

Our bodies are designed to move a certain way. Although every activity and sport is different, the principles around how we use our bodies are the same. The system doesn’t focus on a specific activity or sport. It goes far beyond that. Athletic signatures will vary across sports, and the pathway towards achieving your goals will differ between members. The system focuses on being physically ready for whatever it is you do. You will find that by building the right foundations, your training contributes to good health and improved performance, irrelevant of your sport or lifestyle. 

Where you sit in the system

The starting point for any Athlete Nation training programme is where you are at in the system and where you want to be. Stages are not goals. It’s the other way around; your goal determines where you are in the system.For example, an athlete playing high-level rugby will need to work through all the stages. A mother who wants to feel fit and strong may only need to pass the Capacity stage with a bit of load here and there.