Advances in Functional Training: Training Techniques for by Michael Boyle

By Michael Boyle

Within the seven years because the book of his first publication, sensible education for activities, new figuring out of practical anatomy created a shift in power training. With this new fabric, trainer Boyle provides the continuing evolution of practical education as visible by means of a pacesetter within the energy and conditioning box.

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Triceps and deltoid muscle activity were increased when push-ups and chest presses were performed under unstable versus stable conditions Core Muscle Activity During Exercise (Marshall and Murphy 2006a, 2006b), while the soleus calf muscle experienced greater activation during unstable squats (Anderson and Behm 2005). In another study by the same group, although isometric chest press strength was decreased, there was no significant difference for limb and chest muscle activity between the unstable and stable conditions (Anderson and Behm 2004).

2006). Thus instability devices can provide a training environment to secure high core muscle activity, while ballistic training methods may also elicit similar effects. Many sports or activities of daily living involve single limbs (McCurdy and Conner 2003). However, traditional resistance exercises are often bilateral (both arms or both legs), using machines, a barbell, or a pair of dumbbells. According to the specificity principle, training should simulate as closely as possible the actions of the sport or activity (Sale 1988).

6 Cowley and Swensen medicine ball core power testing involves (a) leaning back into a supine position and then (b) moving the body upward with arms extended overhead. Core Assessment Sport-Specific Core Assessment One means of assessment for the core, and possibly the most practical, is the use of a sport-related skill. For example, Saeterbakken, van den Tillaar, and Seiler (2011) measured throwing velocity in female handball players following a six-week core stability training program. 9 percent increase in throwing velocity.

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