3 Tiers of Movement, Part 1

In this mini-series, I’m going to talk about fitness, health, and longevity. We’ll also look at why the conventional approach is pretty far off base.

The first concept that it is important to understand is why we need to exercise at all: it’s essentially because in the modern world, we lead our lives completely unlike what a human being is designed for. We are supposed to be outdoors and move a lot, doing light physical activity daily. We’d do this year round, no matter whether young or old. Occasionally, we’d need high output bursts of activity. We wouldn’t sit much, squatting instead as a resting position. 

Continue reading “3 Tiers of Movement, Part 1”


Welcome to Scott Hagnas Training! Over the next few months, I’ll be adding new content regularly. However, I have written many articles over the last few years, some of which you’ll find re-posted below. Some have been updated from the originals. They cover a wide variety of topics and will give you a good idea of some of my basic philosophies of training and health.

In the future, I’ll be building more content specific to a couple of different populations:

I’ll be writing on how to train to have great health & physical function as you age, and why the way most approach this is wrong and may actually detract from your overall well-being. There will be articles specifically for coaches. And, I’ll also write on training for individual “flow” sports, particularly my lifelong love of BMX.

For now, enjoy the re-posts and if you have any questions, feel free to reach out.

scott riding bmx flatland