Category Archives: Muscle Activation

Cadaver & Mechanics Workshop February 21-22

Attention Trainers and Therapists!

BDx is hosting a Cadaver Anatomy & Biomechanics Course Feb 21-22!

shutterstock_136741166This 12-hour course provides a mechanical foundation for health, fitness and rehabilitation specialists by examining anatomy from an engineering and architectural perspective instead of just the “names and geography” that school typically offers. Read the rest of this entry

It Doesn’t Matter How Many Reps You Do If They Are All Horrible!

“It doesn’t matter how many you do if they are all horrible!”

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Exercise is commonly measured by external variables; how much weight you used, how many repetitions you performed, how fast you completed the challenge, or how long you could endure it, etc..

Very few people ask and assess HOW WELL you perform the challenge, and what level of focus, intention, and specificity you bring to each exercise. When we focus on the internal variables, such as tension-generation, control, intention, etc., we can bring our exercise attention where it needs to be; the human body. After all, exercise is first and foremost, about improvement of the body; not just a workout performance and/or something that gives us gym-bragging rights. Read the rest of this entry

“Isolated” vs. Integrated: Motor Learning Reality (Transfer)

“The present research was designed to investigate the mechanisms how ageing and orthopaedics disorders interact in determining and recovering from an impaired fast STS movement. Our findings verify the hypotheses that, in elders with motor impairments consequent to orthopaedic disorders (MIE), ageing and functional impairment reduce the performance in a successful fast sit-to-stand (STS) movement and that increasing knee extensor muscle strength improve this capability. On the basis of the comparison with healthy elderly subjects, we found that trunk bending momentum and knee extensor muscle strength are significant determinants of the fast STS capability in MIE as well as in healthy elders.”
M. Bernardi, et. al, 2004
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