Why do people develop a “hunch” as they get older, and can it be corrected?
Do intellectual and cultural evolution contribute to physical devolution?
A greater societal understanding of pain and struggle will be a tremendous asset toward a positive future for our collective humanity.
The physiology and kinesiology community recognize three main modes or types of muscular contraction: concentric contraction, eccentric contraction, and isometric contraction. They are defined as follows:
Begin your stretch by creating an intensity that borders on pain without causing muscle contraction. Hold this position until the intensity diminishes.
Athletes are always searching for the edge: to be quicker or faster, to have better balance or coordination, to increase endurance or strength.
There are five main reasons why a healthy, uninjured person needs to stretch.
How many of you have done or do crunches and your neck strains, or you use support or some other method to avoid neck pain? How many of you do them in rapid succession with your feet anchored?
Therapeutic Physical Care is an evolution in physical training and therapeutics that emphasizes control and awareness of core movement precision rather than on core capacity.
Most people are familiar with cross-training as an exercise strategy. While cross training has its place, let us introduce the concept of counter-training. The purpose of counter-training is to counter, or undo, the negative effects of aberrant or repetitive motions common in life and sport.