A long, long awaited follow-up to my popular volleyball biomechanics series in 2012. This has been slowly under development for about a year. Those of you who have been patiently waiting, I hope you like it.
Here’s a video of Chargers’ (NFL) Safety, Dwight Lowery. Tell me if you think there is a drastic difference in power production and take-off velocity. I will discuss the data captured between these twojumps.
A little mini-movie of NFL Safety Dwight Lowery's training last week. We explore biofeedback about perceived vs. actual effort.
This post is going to be a bit different than all of my prior ones. Within this post I will discuss how Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) or Ontogenesis (development of an organism), Dynamic Systems Theory, and the Degrees of Freedom Problem all blend together.
The beauty of neuromuscular re-education in athletic training is that results can come quickly. Steven is an “all-in” athlete. Soon after starting to feel the effects of the training, Steven began asking questions about what he could do outside the gym to improve his athletic performance. When an athlete asks this question, I know he or she will succeed within their sport.
Steven was pitching at the professional level with all these movement imperfections lingering in the background, ultimately holding him back. He had huge amounts of potential that was untapped because these learned, non-ideal motor patterns had never been corrected.
Whether you run marathons, play tennis, or do high jump you need good rate of force development (ROFD). ROFD can also be described as; how quickly can and athlete develop force, how quickly can their engine spool and output the maximal force.
What is one of the biggest things that separates the very best in the world from everyone else? Unconscious competence. It doesn't mean that this level of athleticism can't be learned, but it certainly helps when your brain outputs the correct pattern automatically.