Thresholds of Overtraining Part 2

by Greg Roskopf |  Date Released : 12 Jan 2010

  • Introduction
  • Trainers need thorough assessment protocol
  • Know your client’s history to know their tendencies
  • Range of Motion tells a lot
  • Is the body in protective mode?
  • Chemical, physical, emotional stress – same signal to hypothalamus
  • Stress alters body’s protein synthesis
  • Mobility without stability = vulnerability
  • Many techniques to stretch cause further breakdown
  • Assessment is the key
  • What you can’t do is breaking you down
  • Low intensity isometric exercise
  • Fitness industry imbalance
  • 90% of trainers have chronic pain
  • We teach based on our own program
  • Need to refine our decision making process
  • Correct alignment first
  • Alignment is relative to integrity of muscle system
  • Making sure cells are regenerating in alignment with desired vitality
  • Putting our ego aside to open to the reality of what really works with each individual
  • Moving away from preconceived notions of good and bad
  • Each person is a new puzzle. We must be open to see what is best for THIS person
  • Be open to seeing what’s best for our clients
  • Trust the body – let it show you what it needs
  • Become a muscle mechanic
  • MAT as a precursor to exercise
  • Conclusion

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Greg Roskopf

About the author: Greg Roskopf

International acclaimed developer of Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) whose concepts are utilized worldwide for rehab and performance. Greg works with numerous professional athletes and sports teams including the Denver Broncos and Nuggets.

Greg Roskopf has devoted his career to the study of the “cause and effect” of the muscular system and how it relates to pain. As the author of the Roskopf Principle and the founder of Muscle Activation Techniques he not only developed the MAT™ program but also created a curriculum for this technique that has been taught to students all across the globe. Muscle Activation Techniques fills the gap between the medical and the exercise fields. Greg has over two decades of experience applying MAT™ to his clients and developing students into competent and respected practitioners.

Greg has worked as a consultant for various professional sports teams including: the Denver Broncos, the Utah Jazz, and the Denver Nuggets. Beyond this, Greg works with clients at all physical capability levels who are looking to address challenges they experience due to injury, stress, or trauma to their muscular system.

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