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Neurological Efficiency and Recruitment. by Eugene Thong Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 29 Dec 2008 5:54pm In the previous post, I alluded to the terms neurological efficiency and neurological recruitment.  These terms sound similar but are quite different, not in the least in that neurological efficiency cannot be improved, whereas recruitment can be improved.  Consider this post an attempt to clear up confusion. Both terms refer to what goes on i ... Read on »
Can vitamins and minerals prevent hearing loss? by Steve C. Patient Expert Posted Tue 18 Nov 2008 1:11pm About 10 million people in the United States alone—from troops returning from war to students with music blasting through headphones—are suffering from impairing noise-induced hearing loss. The rising trend is something researchers and physicians at the University of Michigan Kresge Hearing Research Institute, Ann Arbor, Mich, are hoping to re ... Read on »
The Dreadful Unwanted Muscle Spasm and one Researchers Story by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 10:23am Recently Mr. Dhaliwal presented to our office with left sided neck and upper back pain. Mr. Dhaliwal is a researcher who uses his computer quite a bit. He doesn't realize it but he when he types he keeps his shoulders up in a scrunched up manner and looks down at his keyboard at hours on end (doing research). He is also under a lot of stress at w ... Read on »
Ultimate Training Tips For Advanced Athletes....... by Richard S. Patient Expert Posted Sat 23 Jul 2011 8:26am Ultimate Training Tips from guest contributor: Charles Poliquin 1. Be as Strong as You Look I’ve had the opportunity to train arms with a whole slew of pros, and I can generally handle more weight than they can, using stricter form, even though they’re usually up to 70 or 80 pounds heavier than I am. The secret to my superior rela ... Read on »
Sports Power Article Series, Part 1 by Mark D. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 27 Mar 2008 4:29pm Power is often overlooked when athletes are strength training. Power and dynamic balance are the two best physical predictors of athletic success. Power is defined as the ability to exert maximum force in the shortest amount of time (rate-of-force production). Sports power can be trained for and improved. There is a point at which increasing stren ... Read on »
Forced Repetitions and Why You’re Still Weak by Tony G. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 3:03pm Q: I asked this guy for a spot on my last set of bench presses and said I was going for three reps. He’s like alright lets do six then, I assumed he was joking, so after I did my third rep he helped me with the last three. So my question is, is that a stupid thing to do, have someone else help you complete additional reps? I mean maybe th ... Read on »
Plyometrics And Sports Power 101 by Mark D. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 25 Oct 2010 4:10pm Power , which is improved with plyometric exercises , is often overlooked when athletes are strength training. Power and dynamic balance are the two best physical predictors of athletic success. Power is defined as the ability to exert maximum force in the shortest amount of time (rate-of-force production). Sports power can ... Read on »
Muscle Memory - it's all in the mind! by Sue Wharton Posted Thu 03 Feb 2011 12:00am Muscle memory is a common phrase associated with the martial arts as well as in other sports, playing a musical instrument, riding a bike or in the acquisition of any other psycho-motor skill for that matter. It is a useful way of trying to understand what is going on: through repetition of a set of muscular actions, that muscle (or grou ... Read on »
Muscle Memory - it's all in the mind! by Sue Wharton Posted Thu 03 Feb 2011 1:15pm Muscle memory is a common phrase associated with the martial arts as well as in other sports, playing a musical instrument, riding a bike or in the acquisition of any other psycho-motor skill for that matter. It is a useful way of trying to understand what is going on: through repetition of a set of muscular actions, that muscle (or group of ... Read on »
Muscle Activation Timing Improves Power by Mark D. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 01 Feb 2011 10:43pm Sports power training teaches you how to activate the right muscles (prime movers and synergists) at the right time. Sports power training also provides you with optimal neuromuscular efficiency. There are five purposes for sports power training: 1. Improve the excitability, sensitivity and reactivity of the neuromuscular system. ... Read on »