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April 2017
The Friday Five 21/04/17

The Friday Five 21/04/17

The Friday Papers  –There is a huge amount of debate regarding the best way to ‘Stretch’. I have looked into a few of these varied methods while researching for the MartialBody programs. Static stretching and static holds have a good base of research behind them. For example:““After stretching, passive torques were significantly reduced at >50% of range of motion (ROM). Shear modulus at a given fascicle length was significantly reduced at >80% of the chan...
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An introduction to the Attribute Approach.

An introduction to the Attribute Approach.

We have all seen lines of martial artists repeating a specific punch or kick over and over as they attempt to ingrain the technique. This is perhaps the most common sight in the martial arts and, although it has heavily fallen out of favor in some circles, repetition does still have its place in the early stages of learning. But behind the repetitions, the techniques, even the freeform sparring or competitions there is a layer of ability that is almost always ignored. An ability that usually spo...
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The Friday Five - 07/04/17

The Friday Five - 07/04/17

The Friday Papers  –This week I have been researching Reactive Neuromuscular Training. A System which uses external influence (such as resistance bands) to cause a reaction in the body that resets natural stability in a joint, posture or similar. Here is some interesting research in its applicability to shoulder rehabilitation.“An RNT program as part of a sport-specific functional exercise progression can re-establish dynamic stability and neuromuscular control. Clinicians can e...
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“It was rarely the techniques that impressed me when I met the Elite Martial Artists of various styles. It wasn't what they did ... it was how they did it! It was they 'felt' ... their highly developed  power, accuracy, subtly. When I realised this, I knew my training had to be focused on those things, not just techniques. "

Coach Chris Davis - MartialBody Founder