ZUU courses are educating professionals to:
- understand human movement in all aspects
- grasp the concepts of high intensity training
- understand progression and regression as it relates to high intensity training and how to cater to your clients needs
- understand how movement to create operational readiness or game specific conditioning
- exponentially increase your ability to motivate your clients, athletes, forces
- shift your thinking in the way your body is designed to move and more!
FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS
ZUU WAS CREATED BY NATHAN HELBERG AS A RESPONSE TO WEAKNESSES
HE DISCOVERED IN HIMSELF THROUGH TRADITIONAL TRAINING.
Nathan was unhappy with the way gym and weight training had made him dysfunctional through joint range. Although he was strong, it was only in set planes (ie. pushing in one range on bench press, or pulling in one range on seated rows). Outside those ranges he was quite weak, and even felt vulnerable to joint instability.
He identified through his experience (and echoed by others) that over prolonged periods traditional training can actually make you dysfunctional — your muscle groups and motor patterns impaired through constant isolation. After all, the body works as an integrated system not individual parts thrown together.
Nathan decided to develop a style of training that wouldn’t involve weights or machines — but strengthened his joints, ligaments and tendons through FULL ranges. He also wanted to achieve a superior level of conditioning, so it needed to be a high intensity workout to burn fat and build lean muscle.
By increasing his anaerobic threshold, it also strengthened his aerobic and cardio system — effectively killing 2 birds with one stone and creating a time effective workout.
Over time as his joint mobility increased, so did ZUU’s dynamic movements. This not only dramatically improved his overall strength, but more importantly — made it far more functional. At the same time, by dropping body fat he gained a power to weight ratio he hadn’t experienced in his earlier training.
Now, after years of research and refinement, ZUU has passed strict criteria to become a registered training method with Fitness Australia. While Nathan is hired around Australia and internationally to train elite sports teams, athletes, tactical police and special forces, he’ll always return to train with the crew at ZUU HQ, where it all began 6 years ago.