Exercises Designed From the Nervous System’s Point of View
Sat, Oct 12 & Sun, Oct 13
9am - 5pm, both days
In this interactive foray into neuroscience, we will design exercises based on how the nervous system orchestrates motion. To make the most of this interactive, hands-on experience, we will learn about and apply 7 Principles of NeuromuscularOrchestration (see below). From how the nervous system moves and controls motion to training your mind while you move, we strategically apply neuroscience to exercises.
We will practice using these principles to create new exercises and to enhance the design of squats, crunches, pull-ups, the hundred, dead lifts, stretches, and more.
We will use wireless sEMG technology to observe how the nervous system recruits muscles for specific exercises and under various exercise conditions. We’ll be able to peer inside to see what is active, when it is active, and to what extent. We can us this insight to modify the exercise.
This class is an designed to give you just enough information and tons of practice applying neuroscience to exercises. And, with our new neurocentric perspective, we can create hundreds of new ones! Join us and acquire knowledge and skills to create client-specific solutions and design exercises that feel better and produce faster, more satisfying, and lasting results.
7 Principals of Neuromuscular Orchestration
Mind-Set – The attitudes and behaviors that are projected and utilized while exercising.
Sensory differentiation – The nervous system’s ability to distinguish the details of the condition, position, and state of motion of the musculoskeletal system.
Sensory Sensitization – Mechanoreceptors and nociceptors receptors found in muscles, joints, and connective tissues can be more or less sensitive depending on the health and condition of the respective tissues.
Mobility of the Nervous System – From the brain stem to the peripheral nerves, these structures lengthen and shorten (without stretching) to accommodate the motion of the musculoskeletal system.
Motor Control – The nervous system uses sensory information and historical references to recruit the muscular, metabolic, endocrine and cardiovascular resources necessary to complete a task.
Metabolic Availability – muscle cells have multiple sources of fuel needed to make ATP (Glucose, CP, etc.). Each source is favored by specific conditions within the tissues. In addition, muscle cells have multiple ways of creating energy from glucose. Each way is favored by specific conditions in a muscle cell.
Force Application. – The amount, direction, and duration of internal and external forces must be strategically determined based on the aforementioned points.