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My many research colleagues from around the world, too numerous to mention here, who have taught me the many perspectives needed to temper the arrogance that comes so naturally when one is the only person privy to new research results.

Many examples are provided in this book about things like intentional hip activation profiles that can enhance performance. Tissue response to mechanical load References Chapter 3 – Helpful Facts: It is designed to assist those who work to train the back – either their own, or those of others. Obviously, this varies widely between sports and events.

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Our research on workers has shown that spine range of motion has little to do with function at work Parks et al, – Olympic weightlifters have proven they are functional using minimal spine motion when setting world records!

McGill puts out can be considered the latest and most thorough research on ultinate human back.

Compromise of force development in muscle as a function of length is most extreme in two joint muscles like the hamstring group that span both the knee and the hip. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

And finally, the many performance gurus with whom I have had discussions – jcgill have assisted — 1 — me in knowing what important aspects to test. In our approach, active flexibility about the spine is emphasized shoulders, knees and hips but is not always justifiable in the spine itself – it depends heavily on the person and the demands of the task.


Next, stretching of the muscles and fascia increasing staurt length can be attempted but any results are slow to appear. Evidence where joint resistance to motion was quantified has confirmed that in many cases increases in joint range of motion were not achieved by stretching the passive tissues.

For example, the back extensors “hang” from the neck. The hinge point is, not surprisingly, often the site of pain.

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The difference between the dose and the anx is the margin of safety. Speed and power, when executed with precise control, produce winning performances. Each person has different proportions of body segment lengths, muscle insertion lengths, muscle to tendon length ratios, nerve conduction velocities, intrinsic tissue tolerance, etc.

Such an assessment is necessary for evaluating Figure 1. Yet stretching modulates all sorts of neuromuscular processes so that more consideration regarding the stretching exercise prescription is often needed.

Some data suggests that pre-stretching modulates the stretch receptors to inhibit subsequent performance – at least in children. The data in this book confirms this. Utlimate discussion of biomechanical influences would be complete without introducing mechanics and the governance of Newton’s laws.

Stretching is about training the neuromuscular processes. The implication is that injury avoidance results from activity design based on the deepest understanding.

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The back extensors exhibit “yielding” during rapid torso flexion motions. For a bad back, the exercise dosage needed to stimulate adaptation is very close to the load that will make them worse. Studies of weightlifters have shown those with more flexibility tend to be the better performers but this is specific to the shoulders and hips – not the back. Competition is limited ritness restricted to playful interaction.


Biomechanics and training Ligaments and other joint passive tissues generate force when they are stretched as the joint reaches its end-range of motion. Their general ignorance of musculoskeletal function has led to the proliferation of exercises which replicate injury mechanisms.

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The training approaches justified in this book develop multiarticular strength to optimize performance. Average approaches, and average clinicians and coaches can have success when dealing with the middle stages ans training or rehabilitation. A civil engineer needs three types of information to design and build a bridge: Any contribution that I have been able to make has been directly influenced by these special people in my life: A lot of it just went over my head though.

Zatsiorsky demonstrated the positive shift in strength at lower velocities with heavy strength training “strength-speed training” and the shift to producing strength at higher velocities with lower load, higher velocity training “speed-strength”. Certainly over the last decade, the “Western” mcigll has broadened and has created a place for an approach contained in this book.

With symptom alleviation, those interested in specific athletic activities may begin performance training and incorporate “active” flexibility into their routines. No two athletes should be trained exactly the same way.

A complete description of a 5 stage program is provided. Implementing what is known scientifically assists in drawing these general guidelines for stretching technique: Anatomy of Yoga Dr Abigail Ellsworth.

I have no interest in being “average”, nor in researching or teaching “average” material – I am an elitist!