Thursday, February 2, 2012

3 essential elements to my training...

1)      Flexibility: Essentially, flexibility is the normal extensibility of all soft tissues that allow the full range of motion of a joint. However, for soft tissue to achieve efficient extensibility, there must be optimum control can be referred to as dynamic range of motion. This is the combination of flexibility and the nervous system’s ability to control this range of motion efficiently.
Poor flexibility can lead to relative flexibility, this can lead to muscle imbalance, such imbalances can lead to altered joint and muscle functioning.
To allow for optimal neuromuscular efficiency, individuals must have proper flexibility.
There are 3 phases to my flexibility approach:
Corrective Flexibility, Active Flexibility, and Functional Flexibility



2)      Core: The core is where the body’s center of gravity is located and where all movement begins. An efficient core is necessary for maintaining proper muscle balance throughout the entire body. Research has shown that individuals with chronic low back pain (85% of U.S. adults) have decreased activation of the core muscles. The core assists in protecting the spine from harmful forces that occur during functional activities. The goal of my core training is to increase stabilization strength, and muscle endurance.



3)      Balance: is a component of all movements, regardless if it is speed, strength, flexibility, or movements. Balance training fills the gap left by traditional training. Balance training is an essnetial component to a training program because like the importance of a flexibility program balance training reduces the risk of muscle imbalance, weakness, joint dysfunction, and altered balance.

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