Exploring the Fascial System, Part 2

by Michol Dalcourt |  Date Released : 16 Sep 2010

Join us in this edition of PTontheNet's Audio Clinics as Michol Dalcourt, international presenter, inventor and adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco, shares his insights on the facial system. Learn what it is, how it works and why it is essential for any progressive fitness professional to know how to train it.

  • The fascial systems role in force attenuation and production in the human body
  • Application of fascial knowledge
  • Looking at the body in a different context
  • Reductionist view point and the evolution of training
  • What synergies exist between muscle, fascia and every other structure in the body
  • The proprioceptive acuity of the fascial system
  • Different structures within the fascia
  • Constant communication system
  • Fascial continuity receives and mitigates stress
  • Fascia’s ability to produce force and stabilize force
  • Protein elements
  • Aggregative muscle elements
  • Fascia is the communicator of one muscle to another
  • The body’s reaction to localized stress
  • Facia is ubiquitous in the human body
  • Different schools of thought on training the fascia
  • Wolfe’s Law
  • Fascia is organized like a spider's web
  • Vector variability
  • Three dimensional motion
  • Proprioceptive continuum
  • Traditional vs. progressive training
  • Sensory acuity
  • Influence the body within our threshold
  • Subtle ranges of motion at first
  • Pre-stress
  • Training and conditioning
  • Assessment and corrective exercise
  • ViPR: What is it?
  • Loading device
  • Introduction of motion and load
  • Training load and movement together
  • Not simply training muscles
  • More effective and efficient body mechanics
  • Proper program design
  • Understanding leverage
  • It's not the tool, it's how it's applied

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Michol Dalcourt

About the author: Michol Dalcourt

Michol Dalcourt is an educator, author, trainer, inventor, and an industry leader in the areas of human movement and performance training. As an international lecturer and educator, Michol has authored numerous articles on human design and function, developed a series of performance videos and created an athletic model for high performance training (the RMA model). He has served as an instructor at the NAIT College School of Health Sciences and is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco in the Faculty of Sports Science, and Director of the Institute of Motion. Michol’s innovative techniques have been adopted by many of the top international fitness certification bodies.

Michol is the creator of ViPR - a functional fitness tool that blends strength and movement training as well as co-creator of PTA Global, an innovative educational curriculum for fitness professionals.

Michol has given hundreds of international lectures and has been asked to speak at many of the world’s top fitness conferences. Michol has done extensive work and field research in the areas of human performance, and, as a result, consults with most of the fitness industry’s biggest companies.

As a personal trainer, Michol has worked with a general clientele as well as athletes of all levels, such as college level pitchers, NHL (hockey) players, NLL (Lacrosse) players and Olympic Gold medal athletes.

Michol received his education from the University of Alberta in the areas of Exercise Science (in the Faculty of Physical Education) and Marketing. Other certifications include C.F.C. accreditation from the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists and Certified Personal Trainer Specialist with the Canadian Association of Fitness Professionals.

Michol works closely with various athletic trainers and therapists in and around San Diego, CA.

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