The Six Muscles to Include in Every Training Session

by Eric Cobb |   Date Released : 10 Dec 2014
Eric Cobb

About the author: Eric Cobb

The creator and co-founder of Z-Health, Dr. Eric Cobb is one of the world's leading experts in harnessing the power of the neurology of movement to create extraordinary change in the human body.

Dr. Cobb's innate passion for human physiology and psychology began when he was first introduced to the martial arts as a 6-year old boy. His passion for martial arts, and all things athletic, led him to dig deeply into the science of movement over the last 20 years. He has done extensive study in a variety of health and movement-related areas, including neurology, neurophysiology, pain management, nutrition and functional medicine, kinesiology, musculoskeletal trauma, and advanced soft tissue techniques.

At this point, he loves distilling dense scientific and academic work into informative, practical content that has the power to change lives.

In his 20 years in training, Dr. Cobb has developed a global and holistic approach to health and performance, based on the brain. He tailors his approach to each and every person that walks through his door -- but underlying everything he does is his deep-seated desire to help people realize the power they have to change, and then to help them find the tools and skills to unlock their potential.

Today, Dr. Cobb travels the country, teaching workshops and certification courses to everyone from stay-at-home moms to Olympic gold medalists. In addition, he and his team are constantly developing new products and training modalities to keep Z-Health current and engaging.

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Small, Mark | 01 Jan 2015, 17:46 PM

Really good article. Dr. Cobb does a really good job putting complex material in an understandable way. On their parent website they list lots and lots of research references. We need to understand the differences between the biomechanical and neurological models. The trouble makers who started this are the father of modern neurology Sir Charles Sherraton and his protege Rudolf Magnus and others over 100 years ago. Try the exercises in private until you build the confidence in there effectiveness.

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Cobb, Eric | 18 Dec 2014, 20:36 PM

In this particular article we were mainly looking at eye movements and making sure our clients train the eye muscles.

However, when we are moving the eyes we are also indirectly affecting the inner ear.

The combination has been well studied and documented in vestibular rehabilitation which shows that alterations lead to changes in range of motion, strength, etc.

For more reading...

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3259492/

and

http://vestibular.org/sites/default/files/page_files/Vestibular%20Rehabilitation_0.pdf

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Fernandes da Cruz, Armando | 18 Dec 2014, 17:45 PM

Is there any experimental research on any specific of these eye exercises and it's effect of muscle strength, ROM or any other fitness aspect?

Thank you

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Sakas, Illiana | 15 Dec 2014, 04:26 AM

Thank you for sharing. Indeed eyes are one muscles that we frequently forget. I tried to do them on the buss and somebody started to videotape me, so I stopped:)

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