Dan Williams's blog
The importance of function, or more specifically, the ability to function must truly be the most important of all the benefits of exercise. A vast percentage of the major indicators of physical ageing can be countered by an effective exercise program.
Evolution is a wonderful thing. But then along comes Cultural Evolution. We learn to change our environment rather than evolve to suit it. So when people started putting a heel in a shoe surely that would help us run? No. Surely it would stop us getting injured? No again. So why did they do it?
In part one of this series we covered the mechanics of muscle and how the length and strength of a muscle are related. In this, we will deal with how to perform PNF stretching to maximise performance.
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation. The potential to give you; More strength - without having to make your muscles stronger, More speed - without having to make your muscles faster, and more flexibility - without the need for inefficient (though widely performed) static stretching.
Is there a set of questions we can ask of any questionable health pseudoscience to better form a science based opinion? Turns out there is and it's been developed by Michael Shermer, publisher of 'Skeptic Magazine'.
Welcome to Range of Motion! This inaugural post sees not only the launch of our blog but… The launch of our online presence and flagship @ www.rangeofmotion.net.au. The return of a bigger and better bi-monthly e-newsletter, The Full Range. The commencement of our Facebook and Twitter pages. This communications tsunami will act to educate, inform and entertain the population on all facets of health. It will make you live longer and better.