The Burdenko Method of Health and Fitness – Part 1

by Igor Burdenko |  Date Released : 15 Dec 2007

  • Introduction
  • Center of buoyancy and center of balance
  • Water and land training
  • Use it or lose it
  • Force of gravity
  • Changing center of buoyancy to escape from gravity
  • Save energy – energy goes to help the body
  • Fitness intelligence
  • Connecting mind and body together
  • Vertical, horizontal – active and dynamis
  • Life is dynamic
  • Rehab, conditioning, training
  • Characteristics of the method
  • Essential qualities
  • Balance – developed first in Water
  • Coordination – everything enhances with coordination
  • Flexibility
  • Endurance
  • Speed
  • Strength
  • Multiple directions and speeds
  • Water and land combinations
  • Rehab – first goal is to get rid of pain
  • Less pain in water – heart rate and body relaxes
  • Move out of pain – healing begins
  • Deep water first, then shallow end
  • All programs focus on the six essential qualities
  • On land – horizontal, sitting, standing, dynamic
  • Exercise with surgical tubing
  • A different approach to balls, benches and belts
  • Six levels of rehab
  • Athletic training
  • Vertical position and alignment – more than spine
  • All joints and organs in the human body
  • Christmas tree analogy
  • The body as one unit
  • Learning to communicate with our SELF
  • Ages five to 89 years old
  • Burdenko Equipment
  • Using the Half Roll with on land progressions
  • Tubing exercises for the whole body
  • Conclusion

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Igor Burdenko

About the author: Igor Burdenko

Igor N. Burdenko Ph.D. is the founder and chairman of the Burdenko Water and Sports Therapy Institute. In May 2007, Dr. Burdenko was recognized by the Aquatic Exercise Association for his acheivement and passion for aquataics as he was recipient of the Global Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has worked as a rehabilitation and training consultant to numerous athletes from the NBA, NFL, NHL, U.S. and Russian Olympic Teams, member of the U.S. Handicapped Olympic Team, and top international dancers and figure skaters. He was on the board of directors of The National Youth Sports Safety Foundation for the Prevention of Athletic Injuries and is a past member of the Aquatic Exercise Association Research Committee.

Educated in Russia, Dr. Burdenko received his Ph.D. in Sports Medicine and his M.S. in Physical Education. Dr. Burdenko has authored and co-authored four books and over one hundred articles on health and fitness, training and conditioning. He presents seminars and lectures throughout the world, and consults on the design and implementation of therapeutic facilities.

More than 30 years of experience and research have made Dr. Burdenko one of the world's leading authorities on the use of water for rehabilitation, conditioning and training.

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