Athletic Training

  1. Joint Stabilization and integration of Core Lumbar Pelvic Hip Musculature Foundational base needed to achieve proper body alignment, protect the spine, and transfer force through the trunk to the upper and lower body extremities.
  1. Balance / Proprioception (body awareness) – Represents the ability to stabilize and maintain a desired body position and/or control center of mass within, or outside of the Body’s base of support.  Balance represents the correct, or efficient positioning of a body part or the entire body.
  1. Flexibility – is the ability to move the joints in the needed range of motion demanded by the movement, Mobility – represents ability to produce the desired movement and includes, muscle core/joint stabilization, muscle flexibility, joint range of motion, and the the multi-segmental interaction of body parts within proper functional positions, posture and movement patterns.
  1. Neuromuscular Coordination – natural movement and muscle coordination encompasses a simultaneous integration of joint stabilization of joints, muscle neutralization, muscle synergies, muscle activation and muscle deactivation.
  1. Strength – Is the ability to exert force against resistance (how far one can push/pull/rotate weight and/or resistance) and is vital to Power development.
  1. Power (speed strength) – Is the ability to exert maximal muscular contraction instantly in an explosive burst of movement (how fast you can push/pull/rotate weight and/or resistance), the two components of Power are Strength and Speed.
  1. Speed – being able to move quickly between point A and point B (linear speed) and/or to and from points from multiple positions (Multi-plane Speed). Quickness – is a component of speed and is the ability to accelerate, decelerate and change direction quickly while maintaining body control (body awareness) without decreasing speed.
  1. Quickness / Reaction – is the ability to move in the absence of an external force (i.e. visual, auditory) and without wind-up (pre-loading) and is executed via complex neuromuscular skill that involves reaction/movement time in response to specific stimulus or sets of stimuli.

All the Systems and Sub-systems that are responsible for the seamless coordination of Athletic Movement happens in most situations within the confines of finger tip to finger tip and head to toe – these parameter are known in the sports circles as the “Phone Booth”.  Proper, Efficient and Productive Movement within Phone Booth is the basis for Athletic Performance Enhancement and for the Reduction of Chronic and/or Acute Injury.

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From an Athletic perspective, Human Movement (or Human Kinetics) is based on Mobility or the body’s ability to move freely. Movement requires the body to link independent movement patterns together to produce skilled whole body movement. Mobility is optimized via the integration of the Body’s 3-Systems: Skeletal, Muscular, and the Nervous System. This Natural Movement (or coordination) is accomplished through the seamless interaction of key sub-components within these major Movement Systems, such as: