Does Scapular Stability Matter?

What’s This Research About? This perspective article examines the idea that an unstable scapula is related to shoulder pathology and dysfunction. The authors question this long-held belief, challenging the concepts of scapular instability and scapula dyskinesia as causes of shoulder pain and dysfunction. TITLE: Critical and Theoretical Perspective on Scapular Stabilization: What [...]

How Scapula Position Affects Muscular Activation in Plank

What’s This Research About? The prone plank is often used to improve core strength, stability, and endurance. Previous research has shown the prone plank activates a variety of core muscles, including the internal oblique, rectus abdominis, external oblique, and the erector spinae. To correctly perform the prone plank requires keeping the spine [...]

By |2018-04-16T17:57:17-05:00April 17th, 2018|Musculoskeletal, Other Exercises, Yoga Poses|2 Comments

The First Systematic Review on Eccentric vs Concentric Training and Muscle Strength

What’s This Research About? Is eccentric training better for building strength? Previous research suggests eccentric muscle actions differ from concentric muscle actions. Mechanically, eccentric muscle contraction leads to greater force production when compared to concentric muscle contractions. This preliminary research has lead researchers to speculate that eccentric resistance training could stimulate greater [...]

By |2018-01-08T15:59:35-05:00January 9th, 2018|Musculoskeletal, Other Exercises, Yoga Poses|0 Comments

Can We Train Fascia?

What’s This Research About? Dr. Schleip is interested in the molecular, biomechanical, and neurophysiological traits of fascia. The authors review the foundational makeup of fascia and recommend practical exercises to train strong and resilient tissue. Dr. Schleip believes that training fascia in these ways will make it less prone to injury. TITLE: Training [...]

By |2018-01-05T15:26:23-05:00December 26th, 2017|Musculoskeletal, Other Exercises, Stretching|0 Comments

Capoeira, Core Stability and Landing Jumps

What’s This Research About? Core stability training (CST) is popular in athletic training programs, however, there is not much research about how CST improves athletic performance. This study looks at how female athletes who practice Capoeira might benefit from CST and how it impacts their landing kinetics. Landing kinetics are important because [...]

By |2017-11-27T21:20:35-05:00May 22nd, 2017|Other Exercises, Sports|0 Comments