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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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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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March 2017
Friday Five 31-03-2017

Friday Five 31-03-2017

The Friday Papers  – This week I have been looking at the review of material supporting Thomas Meyers Anatomy Trains theory.“To provide evidence for the existence of 6 myofascial meridians proposed by Myers based on anatomic dissection studies"https://www.anatomytrains.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/wilke-pdf.pdfInspired words -“The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.”Thomas A. EdisonFoody ...
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Friday Five - 03/03/17

Friday Five - 03/03/17

The Friday Papers  – Learn all about Fascia, a foundation of the connection training in MartialBody“The literature supports defining fascia as an innervated, continuous, functional organ of stability and motion that is formed by 3-dimensional collagen matrices.”https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3430451/----------------------Inspired words -A little bit of wisdom from the mists of the past this week with a verse from one of the Tai Chi Classics.“The feet, l...
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Friday 5 - 24/03/17

Friday 5 - 24/03/17

Well, its been a couple of weeks off the Friday Five! But its back! :)The Friday Papers  – Been hitting the ‘Rumble Roller’ this week. I am not sure if this is a torture device or a beneficial tissue health tool… but a study in latest issue of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research seems to point to the latter.“Okamoto et al. (11) suggested that foam rolling restores muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and soft-tissue extensibility. MacDonald et al...
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February 2017
Friday Five - 24/02/17

Friday Five - 24/02/17

The Friday Papers  –  This week I have been researching foot and lower limb strength and its effect on balance on mobility. These attributes are key to the skills of the martial artist. Here is one of the studies focused on ‘balance training’.“However, lower-extremity resistance training conducted on even and uneven surfaces meaningfully improved proxies of strength, power and balance in all groups.”https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5122203/Insp...
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Friday 17-02-17

Friday 17-02-17

Friday Papers - "training principles for fascial connective tissues. Inspired words - Ueshiba's thoughts on training Foody Friday - Black currents as an ergogenic aid. From the Martial Arts world - Rogers Return To Check out - Highlight top tier Martial Arts Coaches
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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