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I have said this before, the so called crawling phase during childhood developme...

Tue, 10/29/2013 - 3:18pm
I have said this before, the so called crawling phase during childhood development is not commonly seen in all cultures. A cultural bias (industrialized world) is at fault here, making everybody believe that kids should crawl or otherwise they will develop motor control problems. Just like prescribing an orthotic for every "flat foot" is culturally biased; just check the feet of cultures that have lived for generations on sandy or swampy soil - all flat feet is the result of their environmental adaptation. I am not saying that you should stop applying crawling or similar activities if you train or rehab individuals, but its not a cure all. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=crawling-may-be-unnecessary
Crawling May Be Unnecessary for Normal Child Development: Scientific American
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Crawling May Be Unnecessary for Normal Child Development: Scientific American
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In some tribes, babies skip the crawl

Related to my Proprioception presentation - soon to be available at MovementLect...

Tue, 10/29/2013 - 12:53pm
Related to my Proprioception presentation - soon to be available at MovementLectures.com: Movement changes when visual field perception decreases.

Although there are very practical reasons to fear heights, babies don’t become afraid until about six weeks after they learn to crawl. To find out what causes this shift, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley put babies who couldn’t yet crawl into go-carts they could control with joysticks. After three weeks, the babies who drove showed anxiety after being confronted with a steep drop, while their non-driving peers remained fearless. This research suggests that moving around in space–by crawling, walking, or even go-carting–conditions our brains to take in more information from our peripheral visual field. This would also explain why you don’t feel fear when when viewing the earth from a small plane window, which limits your peripheral vision. Read more here: http://bit.ly/14klI68

Related to the above article, when I work with my patients that exhibit fear to step or jump off a stool (a test often used to identify if postoperative ACL patients are ready to start jogging), I limit their visual field by asking them to crop their hands together like as if holding a grape. By them looking through the relatively small opening between their hands (limiting their visual field) they often exhibit an improved and non-fearful stepping or jumping down movement pattern that I actually measure using slow video – time-to contact with the floor when they land and well as knee and ankle range of motion immediately normalize. Fascinating how the role of perception/attention can immediately change movement and performance.
TRY THIS with your patients/clients.


Go-carting babies reveal origin of fear of heights - life - 17 July 2013 - New Scientist
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Surprisingly, fear of heights is not innate but kicks in after we begin to crawl, when we notice stuff in our peripheral vision and use it to balance

Nice start of the day: "Guido, Thank you so much for all your help in preparing...

Tue, 10/29/2013 - 8:08am
Nice start of the day: "Guido, Thank you so much for all your help in preparing me for my triathlon. I got first place in my age group and 8th overall! Not bad for my first race!"

As sleeping is important for our health, this free program adjusts your computer...

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 9:43am
As sleeping is important for our health, this free program adjusts your computer screen color and brightness so insomnia does not haunt you down. http://justgetflux.com/


f.lux
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Software to warm up your computer display at night, to match your indoor lighting.

Three new projects for Perform Better, MovementLectures, NSCA and others: 1. Th...

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 9:13pm
Three new projects for Perform Better, MovementLectures, NSCA and others:

1. The Effects Of Neurodynamics - Stretching and Range Of Motion Revisited
2. Unraveling The Neural Code - Neuroscience And Performance (together with Nick Winkelman)
3. Training Through Multisensory Integrations - Why You Should Care About This

Honored to join the stage with world-class presenters.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 8:43pm
Honored to join the stage with world-class presenters.

Amazing weekend of presenting and learning at the Az-NSCA state clinic.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 8:42pm
Amazing weekend of presenting and learning at the Az-NSCA state clinic.

Mark Verstegen: "champions are made when nobody is watching" Wade Gilbert: "thin...

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 2:21pm
Mark Verstegen: "champions are made when nobody is watching"
Wade Gilbert: "think evolution, not revolution when you want to make changes" + "failure is not failed - it's just a process to get better"

Motor skill training that apply a balance exercise progression method should inc...

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 2:33pm
Motor skill training that apply a balance exercise progression method should include Allocation of Attention Strategies, Cognitive, Associative and Autonomous challenges, Specific Proprioceptor based challenges, Feedforward and Feedbackward feedbacks, Motor Program and Dynamic Systems CNS learning theories, while Increasing Muscle Stiffness!!

Stop the wobble board madness.

This weekend I will be presenting at the Arizona, NSCA clinic with Dale Cannavan...

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 8:03pm
This weekend I will be presenting at the Arizona, NSCA clinic with Dale Cannavan, Mark Verstegen, Nick Winkelman and others!!

Looking forward to return to work with Junggi Hong in South Korea in December. N...

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 8:02pm
Looking forward to return to work with Junggi Hong in South Korea in December. Neurodynamics, here we come.

Hope you can attend my presentation at the Arizona NSCA conference Saturday. The...

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 7:38pm
Hope you can attend my presentation at the Arizona NSCA conference Saturday. The Myth Of Proprioceptive Training - Revisiting Balance Exercises. In the mean wile watch an ex-client of mine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdSubVbovcc


Elena Borodina
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ELENA BORODINA - Handstand Equilibristic

Do you have what it takes? http://www.brendanchaplin.co.uk/athletic-development-...

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 12:06pm
Do you have what it takes? http://www.brendanchaplin.co.uk/athletic-development-podcast-with-nick-winkelman/


Athletic Development Podcast with NICK WINKELMAN - Strength and Conditioning Coach
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Hi folks, in this episode of the Athletic Development Podcast I’m talking to Nick Winkelman. And we have a NEW logo for the podcast….what do you think? Nick is someone who’s work I’ve personally followed these last few years and I think he has made a great contribution to the field through Athletes…

You should read this: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S13608592...

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 8:20am
You should read this: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S136085920900093X


The myth of core stability
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The principle of core stability has gained wide acceptance in training for the prevention of injury and as a treatment modality for rehabilitation of various musculoskeletal conditions in particular of the lower back.

Only open this if you have a good sense of humor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 4:11pm
Only open this if you have a good sense of humor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jby0I-zLj9c


Tug Toner
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"symptoms do not drive care"

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 2:14pm
"symptoms do not drive care"

Proud to be part of the Athletes Performance Institute level IV mentorship progr...

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 8:23am
Proud to be part of the Athletes Performance Institute level IV mentorship program. If you are a student, get into their internship programs, if you are a professional, get into their mentorship programs. Next month I will present all morning on the importance of variable motion as also on what the difference is between balance and proprioception. You should be there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=V4Ew3nwoD8o#t=49


2014 Combine Training at Athletes' Performance
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459 total draft picks. 6 #1 overall picks. 94 first-rounders. Multiple Combine records. Learn why the top athletes choose Athletes' Performance for their Com...

Joint stability is often defined as the state of a joint remaining or promptly r...

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:41am
Joint stability is often defined as the state of a joint remaining or promptly returning to proper alignment through an equalization of forces. KI expands on this definition by including the following: the level of stability of a joint is defined by how it responds to perturbations. Thereby, a stable joint possesses the ability to manage
perturbations while performing a dynamic task, while an unstable joint cannot. In fact the unstable joint cannot manage perturbations effectively, resulting in movement dysfunctions and the need of external support. Sum of Sums, add perturbation training to your workout, training or rehabilitation programs!!

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC164311


The Sensorimotor System, Part I: The Physiologic Basis of Functional Joint Stability
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Data Sources: Information was drawn from an extensive MEDLINE search of the scientific literature conducted in the areas of proprioception, neuromuscular control, and mechanisms of functional joint stability for the years 1970 through 1999. An emphasis was placed on defining pertinent nomenclature b...