Monday Memo 7/9/18

The Monday Memo

July 9, 2018                                                                           PITT DPT STUDENTS

Side Plank Basics
The Influence of Gravity

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The classic Side Plank is a fantastic exercise and you shouldn’t just take my word for it! It has been researched countless times and top researchers, clinicians, & coaches swear by this lateral chain exercise for developing stable trunks all over the world!

 

Without diving into the anatomy, I want to touch on an important concept that can be applied to the Side Plank. That is, using the influence of GRAVITY to progress. In all things movement, our central nervous system recruits muscle fibers to contract & propel our body weight (plus external resistance) against gravity. How we orient our center of mass and direct our movement in relation to Earth’s gravitational pull will play a significant influence on the difficulty of an exercise and the tissue stressed.

This concept is a basic principle that all therapists and coaches who be wise to keep in mind. Understanding the influence of gravity and its effect on the human body is helpful in allowing practitioners to critically analyze a situation and choose a proper exercise strategy that meets its demands. With a static exercise like the Side Plank, it’s extremely easy to visualize this concept and find ways to manipulate gravity in order to achieve a training effect.

Take a look at today’s video to find out how!

 

 

EPISODE 133 | The Lateral Line: Side Plank Basics . No joke, the classic Side Plank is the bees knees 🐝 . And you don’t even need to take my word for it! . 🔎It’s been researched countless time and top researchers, clinicians, & coaches swear by this lateral chain exercise for developing stable trunks all over the world! . @backfitpro @bodybyboyle @coach_brettb @perform_better @thestrengththerapist @cal_strength @mikereinold @dr.joelseedman_ahp @clinicalathlete @quinn.henochdpt @docandjockpodcast @jockowillink . . . Without diving into the anatomy today (we’ll get to that in future episodes), I want to touch on an important concept. . 💡Using the Influence of Gravity to Progress an Exercise💡 . 🔹In all things movement, our central nervous system (CNS) recruits muscle fibers to contract & propel our body weight (plus external resistance) against gravity. . 🔸With a static exercise like the Side Plank, it’s extremely easy to understand this concept & find ways to manipulate gravity in order to achieve a training effect. . 🔹Take a look at today’s video to find out how! . . . 💠BONUS💠 This concept is arguably even more important for the PUSH-UP! No more “Girl Push-Ups…” Elevate those hands! . Questions, comments, concerns? Drop a line in the section below! . #StoutTraining #DPTstudent #Plank

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