Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Something to Think About When Thinking about Muscles

This is a quote of a quote that I read in a really great synopsis about PNF.  PNF: A Technique or System. 

"Newer vies of synergies are saying that a muscle can belong to multiple synergies; in addition, an individual muscle has a unique contribution to each synergy.  Finally, the total activation of a muscle is dependent on both the simultaneous activation of multiple synergies contaning that muscle and the relative contribution of that muscle within each of these synergies." 
Shumway-Cook and Woollacott 2012.

In other words, think in movements not muscles.  Your brain is going to get movement somehow.  Isolationism can have it's place in a return to "finding" the muscle, but I think must quickly progress into using the "Muscle" in multiple planes of motions, under multiple types of loading patterns.

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