- Using MAT and the law of reciprocal inhibition to provide the checks and balances” for what’s the most appropriate exercises for our clients.
- When muscles have been traumatized, the neurological capabilities decrease.
- If you can’t move into a position, then the muscles that put you there don’t have proper neural input.
- Limitations of ROM indicate NOT tight muscles, but WEAK antagonist muscles.
- Wherever you see tightness – think the opposite!
- Stress, trauma or overuse – muscle spindle under slack - muscles lose proprioceptive input.
- If an inhibited muscle will become less and less efficient the more it moves into it’s shortened range (which is opposite to normal healthy muscle function!).
- When muscles are inhibited, the body will be forced to compensate in order to perform the desires function.
- Stretching a muscle – are we violating the body’s protective mechanism??
- Inhibited muscle – like having loose battery cables on your car.
- Muscle activation – JUMP STARTS THE MUSCLE – preparing the body for exercise.
- Corrective vs. Reinforcement exercises.
- Muscle Activating techniques –
o Isometric contractions
o Manual therapy
- Activating the agonist muscle vs. lengthening the antagonist
- Assessing the specifics.
- Practical application example for tight hip flexors
- Quick change and long term results
- Empowering new careers with Muscle Activation Technique
o Enhancing current offering by preparing the body for exercise
o Separating and elevating from the rest of the trainer industry
- Paradigm shift for the industry – including all the great modalities but transcending to a higher place.
- Moving beyond the politics and uniting forces into the truth!
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