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Stability

WHAT IS STABILITY?

  • The ability of muscles, tendons, and ligaments to avoid movement at the joint they act on when an external force is placed.

WHICH JOINTS REQUIRE MORE STABILITY?

  • Depending on the movement, some joints will require to be more stable and some will require more range of motion. In order to move efficiently. However, most people should work on increasing stability on their shoulders, cervical spine, lumbar spine, hips, ankles and wrists.

HOW:

  • By performing exercises that require muscles surrounding the joint to resist movement which will increase isometric strength (muscle contracts but doesn't change length).

BENEFITS:​

  • Reduce chances of injury when performing everyday activities, recreational sports, fitness activities, and competitive sports.

  • Increase ability to take advantage of the power produced by the upper and lower extremeties. By optimizing the transfer of torques and angular momentum during the performance of integrated kinetic chain activities. Which in turn will increase jumping, speed, agility, hitting, throwing, kicking, and punching.

CORE PROGRAMMING:

  • Our core musculature should be able to avoid movement at the spine or produce movement at the spine when needed. This is why we need to train our core musculature to be efficient in doing both.

  • Performing anti-lumbar extension, anti-rotation, and anti-lateral flexion exercises will increase the ability of the core musculature to stabilize the spine.

  • Performing crunches, chops, twists, prone cobra are movements that will increase the ability of the core musculature to produce movement at the spine.