Joint by Joint Training

by Michael Boyle |  Date Released : 16 Dec 2006

  • Introduction
  • Ankle mobility and flexibility
  • Difference between tissue and bone
  • Stacking up mobile and stable joints up the body
  • Body part training – movement not muscles
  • New paradigm movement based on different needs of different joints
  • Poor ankle mobility – stress rises -> patella femoral pain
  • Basketball – bracing ankle to support ankles – huge secondary problems with knees
  • Soccer players almost never sprain ankles
  • Basketball players often sprain ankles
  • Knee – stability
  • Hip – two types of mobility
  • Bad hip mobility – stress the lumbar spine (which is a stability joint)
  • Main reason for glute activation – stop stress in lumbar spine
  • Lumbar spine training for mobility vs. the need for stability
  • Thoracic spine mobility vs. lumbar stability
  • Recruitment patterns of hip and psoas
  • Cervical spine (stability) – often compromised by lack of thoracic mobility
  • Feed instability into joints to help create stability
  • Mobility work as warm up – different than flexibility work
  • Injury to a muscle – look to weak synergist
  • Injury joint- look to compromise in joints above or below
  • Injured knee – what’s ankle and hip mobility?
  • Hip needs mobility and stability
  • Low back pain – are there hip mobility issues?
  • Sense problem below – sense problem
  • Nothing is ever what it seems
  • Problems are results
  • “As above so below”
  • Nothing is what the books say anymore
  • "Painting over the water stain vs. fixing the roof”
  • Conclusion

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Michael Boyle

About the author: Michael Boyle

Michael Boyle is known internationally for his pioneering work in the field of strength and conditioning and is regarded as one of the top experts in the area for sports performance training. He has made his mark on the industry over the past 30 years with an impressive following of professional athletes, from the US Women’s Olympic teams in soccer and ice hockey to the Boston Bruins, Boston Breakers, New England Revolution, and most recently the Boston Red Sox. His client list over the years reads like a "Who’s Who" of athletic success in New England and across the country including legendary Boston names such as Nomar Garciaparra, Cam Neely, and Ray Bourque.

Mike is a featured speaker at numerous strength and conditioning and athletic training clinics across the country and has produced many instructional videos and DVDs in the areas of strength and conditioning, personal training and rehabilitation.

In 2012, Michael was selected to become part of the Boston Red Sox coaching staff, acting as a strength and conditioning consultant for the team.

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