Practicing What I Preach

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You always hear the analogies of how the person in a specific profession is usually the worst case scenario in that field.  For example, the plumber usually needs quite a bit of plumbing work in his own house, the accountant usually needs to fix his own finances, and for me, the Corrective Exercise Specialist, well.., […]

Why is Understanding Kinesiology Important For Our Exercise Program?

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Kinesiology is the study of movement, and the science behind the movement of our body against forces of gravity and resistive external forces.  Kinematics deals with movement of the body without regards to external forces being applied to them(Neuman pg 4).  So looking at exercise design, kinematics does not represent a functional capacity for how […]

Optimal Muscular Force Is A Result of Optimal Neuromuscular Efficiency

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Joint dysfunctions that occur in the body begin by a breakdown in optimal neuromuscular control, which is comprised by three major components that occur simultaneously (Clark et al, 2011): 1. A normal length-tension relationship, which happens when the agonist has an optimal length that allows for the most actin and myosin attachments in the sarcomere […]