Dynamic Move Alphanumeric Coding System

What’s the deal with our Dynamic Move video titles? To crack the code, let us explain.

In order to accommodate thousands of exercise videos among hundreds of contributors (and the influence of many paramilitary operations!), the video titles at Dynamic Move are organized into a basic alphanumeric indexing system. Instead of using a laundry list of tags and keywords to categorize our videos, we use the coding format as shown above. This system also avoids clogging the web with more clever, superlative descriptions such as “The Best Go-To Yoga Flow in only 2 minutes!!”

CATEGORY SUBCATEGORY Video # of series (Series = Category + Subcategory) – Highest Level of mastery needed to safely perform the exercise video

Example:

YOYA3-1 = Yoga, Yang, Video #3 of Yang Yoga – Level 1

Levels:

1- Beginner 2- Intermediate 3- Advanced

Categories:

Bodyweight = BW

Weights (dumbbells, sandbags, barbells, kettlebells, etc.) = WE

Partner = PR

Prehab/Rehab = HB

Mobility/Flexibility = MO

Yoga = YO

Martial Arts = MA

Lifestyle (unsitting, nutrition, travel, etc.) = LF

Subcategories:

Dance = DA

Animal = AN

Swimming = SW

Yin Yoga = YI

Yang Yoga = YA

Kung Fu = KF

Tai Chi = TC

Grappling (wrestling, jiujitsu) = GR

Suspension (rings, TRX) = SU

High Intensity Intervals = HI

Body Part Specific = BP

Full Body = FB

Some categories usually overlap. For instance, a yoga sequence may include tai chi-inspired movements while a strength flow might incorporate elements of bodyweight, martial arts, and weights of some sort. As another example, martial arts and yoga are bodyweight disciplines that mimic many animal movements in nature while also improving mobility. Depending on the focus and benefits of the exercise video, a category may take first or second position. The first two characters of the coding system indicate the video’s primary focus, and the subcategory is its secondary focus. Clear as mud? Here are two examples:

Video #24: a calisthenic routine that’s 70% bodyweight exercise and 30% sandbag lifting at high intensity, Level 2

BWHI24-2

The intention of the 24th video of the BWHI series is to work your VO2max using bodyweight and weights (WE) that will also increase your stamina (endurance) and mobility. The focus of the video, however, is performing calisthenics (BW) at a high intensity (HI).

Video #36: a challenging power yoga flow focused on core work and upper-body strength

YOBP36-3

Although an intensive yoga flow can be transformed into a metabolic conditioning workout by boosting your heart rate to 70% MHR (maximum heart rate), the yoga teacher focuses on specific body parts.

There is no separate category for sandbags, barbells, bands, dumbbells or kettlebells as we are organizing broad movements rather than equipment or specific sports. A front squat is a front squat across a variety of free weight equipment. Small differences do exist between the equipment used, but the overall movement pattern and technique are the same. Even mixed martial arts (MMA) can be broken down into human movements, although the purpose of a squat in MMA is quite distinct from, say, a powerlifting squat. The former is for defense while the latter is for performance.

There are many more categories and subcategories (or styles and sports) that exist and will no doubt come into existence in the future. Consider the world of yoga. There is restorative yoga, ashtanga yoga, yin yoga, Iyengar yoga, yoga therapy, Vinnie yoga, power yoga, yoga nidra, prenatal yoga, chair yoga, and yoga for disabilities, to name just a few. The same complexity applies to the world of bodyweight training or martial arts.

For simplicity, we classify Dynamic Move videos into broad categories and subcategories instead of hundreds of sport-specific names. In yoga, for example, more physically-challenging yoga styles can be classified as yang, while more restorative, accessible styles can be categorized as yin. We still include a particular style as keywords in the videos, but for classification purposes we stick to main categories and video numbers.

Why not use functional movements – climbing, crawling, pushing, pulling, jumping, balancing, etc. – as categories? The short answer is appropriateness and practicality: most viewers won’t search for videos focusing on individual functional movements. If you want to find a unique yoga flow on youtube, most likely you will search under the keywords “yoga” and the particular style or purpose of yoga you’re after – not “twisting”, “flexibility”, “balancing”, “inversions”, etc.

How do we classify games like hacky sack or jumping rope? Both activities encompass several categories. Hacky sack is focused more on hip mobility and coordination, and less a bodyweight (BW) exercise. Therefore, it’s classification is MOBP. Jumping rope is a more metabolic, midrange-of-motion bodyweight exercise than an activity to increase flexibility so it’s classified as BWHI, especially in the case of double-unders.

Now that you understand our indexing system here at Dynamic Move, we hope this coding system helps you organize your training more effectively.

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