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
Warm Up

8 x 100 meters (@70% effort)

MondayA-1 Double Clean and Press
24kgs 5 x 5

B-1 Weighted Chin Ups
24kg 5,4,3,2,2

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)!


taikei said...

I went to Bodies Exhibit 3 years ago. Definitely a must go, if your knowledge involves muscle/bone/tendon.
I first realized biceps/triceps are very dependent to torso, that arms cannot be isolated in terms of real strength.

Thanks for sharing info on the book. I got stacks of readings from Gray Cook to McGill etc..

Pete Diaz, RKC said...

Have a great time with your R and R!

Franz Snideman said...

Good point Taikei. When you really look at human anatomy it shows you how integrated the body is and that dials home how important it is to train the body as one piece!

Pete, thank you! We are looking forward to it!

Mark Reifkind said...

could NOT agree more. that trainers arent more skiled in A& P is unbeleivable.

Franz Snideman said...

Amen Rif!

Lauren said...

This sounds fascinating! I am going to try and go to this body convention. I am almost positive that I wont be able to convince Ben to do this with me. So I'll probably have to go solo, unless I find another human anatomy buff that enjoys these types of things.

Thanks so much for sharing your info about this!

Franz Snideman said...

My pleasure Lauren! You need to see this as I know you will get alot of this exhibit!!!!