Tag Archives: biomechanics

Biomechanics BS. Can you ‘predict’ injury or pain?

The perspective that the body is an interconnected unit that displays regional interdependence is a valuable one. That different parts interact in different ways during different activities and influence ROM (range of movement) in other areas of the movement chain … Continue reading

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Muscle activation – Are muscles simply reactors to bone and joint motion?

So I have seen various variations on Gary Gray’s view that muscles are reactors. I think this is spot on. Muscles ARE reactors. I think what Gary meant by this was that generally we see muscles as concentric force producers. … Continue reading

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Simple side of biomechanics!

One of the key things to understanding how to view the body functionally specific is the biomechanics behind how we move. A (simplified) understanding of biomechanics allows us to break down different functions to create authentic movement based techniques that … Continue reading

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Movement screens!

I have read a lot of stuff on movement screens recently and specific “functional tests” such as overhead squats and single leg squats. People both extolling their virtues and others maybe less sure about their validity. I thought I might … Continue reading

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Fascia

I have read a few blogs recently on fascia. All of them giving a different perspective on what is a very prevalent topic at the moment. One was based around the significance of fascial contraction and the biomechanical influence it … Continue reading

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Dynamic stretching!

Its been a while since I last wrote so I thought I better had! Today’s blog is about dynamic stretching. To stretch or not to stretch, dynamic or static, these are all questions posed in the fitness industry. Another question … Continue reading

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Optimal range. More may not be better!

This blog comes courtesy of a conversation I had with my good friend Mike. Its all about optimum range of a muscle. It kind of followed on from this piece of info… The eccentrically-loaded muscle will start its contraction weak … Continue reading

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