Mechanical Exercise Progression
Exercise is, at it’s essence, forces applied to the body. To understand exercise from an objective point of view, we must have a knowledge of forces and anatomy. This leads us to biomechanics & exercise mechanics. We shouldn’t look casually and just see a swinging weight. We should look closer and see the arcs and paths of motion. We can begin to envision the moving arcs, levers and axes. When we apply a resistance to these motions (and there’s always resistance!), we now have another layer to see; the moment arm(s) and their respective changes. In addition, it is necessary to be proficient in the analysis of the tools we employ in exercise, and their different physical properties (inertia, partial inertia, resistance to deformity etc.)
We only apply resistance to your body within your AROM limits. We apply an appropriate resistance profile to your movement, based on your internal force tolerance profile & your current strength profile. We use lean towards the S.A.I.D priciple approach in much of our advanced progressions, with respect to timing/speed/tempo, and its relationship with implements, ROM and resistance profile.