Posts tagged breathing
The De-evolution of Human Movement and How Pain Can Save Us All

I can't remember if I cried during the end of Wall-E, but I definitely shed a tear at the cold realization that the scene depicted above is almost a reality.

As a society we are overweight, we lack proper nutrition and we live in a movement desert, and many people believe that we are becoming less intelligent as well. Damn, what a pleasant picture. I tend to disagree with the last sentiment. I think that we are becoming less knowledgeable in the classic sense, but we are far better at assimilating mass amounts of data. This is an evolved trait due to the shear amount of information put in front of our faces everyday. Now, some of us are better at uploading this data, filing it appropriately and then being able to still make logical or sometimes just common-sense decisions. As a whole we are not becoming less intelligent, we are just evolving to think and process differently.

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13 Pieces of the Athletic Performance Puzzle

I had the pleasure of listening to a very interesting lecture by the au-natural, self-care guru Don Tolman at the World Golf Fitness Summit, if you haven't heard Don lecture...well you are missing out.  During his talk he touched on the number '13' and why it has been deemed unlucky and bastardized in our current society.  Don talked about the ancient power of the number 13 and how it is still engrained in current secret societies logos such as the Illuminati, Masons, number of Stripes in the American flag...alright that's enough conspiracy theory talk, I get a kick out of the stuff.

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"My breath was lightning"

"The muscular system lies at a 'functional crossroad' since it is influenced by both the PNS and CNS"

   - Vladimir Janda

This quote should be one of many foundational thoughts for any clinician, trainer, athlete, etc...  This is also of utmost importance for understanding one of the keys to a powerful, accurate and repeatable golf swing.  There are three interconnected parts to general balance, consisting of 'propioceptive' balance, muscle balance and neurological balance.  Within each of these areas of balance lie subcategories that allow us (practitioners, coaches, trainers) to fully understand and have impact on changing/improving athlete mechanics.

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