Monday, May 28, 2007
If you want to be a better trainer.......
...therapist and strength coach, you must know and understand "Anatomy and Physiology." At a recent NMT Lecture I took in Phoenix in April, this is what Don Kelley (NMT Instructor) kept emphasizing. I completely agree with Don, 100%. The level of knowledge of the average trainer and fitness professional is appalingly bad, and frankly, I don't care to ever be put into that category. These NMT seminars are igniting a new level of commitment and passion for learning much more in depth the amazing principles and anatomy that are the human body. For those of you reading this that really want to increase your knowledge about anatomy I highly recommend the seminars put on by NMT Center, started by Judith Delaney Walker. Two must have resources explaining the Neuromuscular techniques written by Judith Delaney Walker and Leon Chaitow are:
Clinical Applications of Neuromuscular Techniques Volume 1 The Upper Body
Clinical Applications of Neuromuscular Techniques Volume 2 The Lower Body
On a similar but different note, if you want a crash course in anatomy and physiology do yourself a favor and see the BODIES exhibit. Talk about an amazing exhibit!!! We went with Yoana's family last weekend in San Diego to see the exhibit and we were totally blown away. Real bodies, real organs, and reaaaalllllyyyy good information. What helped me was the fact that I was able to see four cadavers in Phoenix in April. It gave me a first hand look and touch of what the anatomy looks like pre-disected. And the Bodies exhibit gives you that same advantage, even though you cannot touch these bodes. Either way it gives you such a real persective about how amazing the muscles are, yet alone the rest of the body.
Track Day / Tempo Running
8 x 100 meters (@70% effort)
MondayA-1 Double Clean and Press
24kgs 5 x 5
B-1 Weighted Chin Ups
C-1 Single Leg Deadlift
28kg 5 x 6/6
Tempo Runningy May 26th
10 x 100 yards (@75% intensity)
Off to Palm Desert this weekend for some R & R with Flaca (my wife)!