Its easy to make an athlete tired. But is it purposeful?
- Vern Gambetta
Respect the biological limitation.
If we accept that injuries occur in response to non adaptive progressive overload . A myriad of factors can lead to repetitive or acute distress (the straw that broke the camels back) causing tissue breakdown and ultimately a setback.
Why do certain exercises and modalities get a bad reputation? They are prescribed to, and performed by participants that do not respect the limitations of their physiological, anthropomorphic and genetic predispositions.
The idea of ass to grass squats is basically bullshit.
- Stuart McGill
One factor (there can be a multitude of errors; acute or chronic, that lead to injury) that counters the idea of 'ass to grass squats' under load (acute hip angle), is the depth of the hip socket during growth and development. There is evidence to suggest varied hip anthropometrics across populations (1). Traditionally eastern European descendants have a long history of dominating the Olympic lifts when compared to western European counterparts. While a deeper hip joint increases standing stability to the joint, it prevents the femur from flexing into a deep squat without pinching the hip joint labrum and joint capsule. This bony restriction nullifies any attempt to stretch or mobilize the joint to perform the deep squat (2).
This is an example of one biological limitation when performing a squat. This illustrates that exercise prescription is an extremely complex process that must pull from a variety of individual client factors that can be identified with proper screening. At Kinplus we take a hollistic approach to assessing movement, give you the tools you need, follow up and see you through the process!
The best clinicians see you fewer times as they teach you how to take responsibility for your healing and give you the tools to do so!
- Stuart McGill
There is always a mechanism.
A comprehensive assessment can help a Kinesiologist to understand what triggers pain. Identifying movements that cause pain can then lead to exercise prescription for reducing pain sensitivity. In other words, Kinesiologists can help clients move in pain free ways. After the acquisition of new movement patterns, clients then establish a pain free foundation for movement.
How to be bulletproof
The great coach is like a great tailor. Of course, he has in his mind the "model" of the cloth : but, before making the cloth, he needs to measure the client, and to arrange on his body the best solution. Instead, starting from the system, we have the same behavior of a tailor making a good cloth, but after is the buyer that has to work for adapting the cloth to his body.
- Renato Canova