ANATOMY TRAINS in TRAINING I & II
4 day workshop, often divided in 2 parts that are full of theory put in practice in relaxed atmosphere.
- Strength, Power, Endurance & mobility: maximizing performance – preventing injuries
- Understanding Neuro-Myofascia in holistic context – Anatomy Trains myofascial continuities in context
- Global understanding of balanced movement, preventing injuries & maximizing performance
- Movement quality: 4D movement assessment & training principles, crucial understanding for appropriate movement patterns
- Dynamic flexibility & mobility in relation to persons needs
- Theoretical understanding applied in to practice of strength & power of fascial recoil
- Functional training for myofascial continuities
- Appropriate use and differentiation of neutral stability & dynamic control concepts
- Movement dosage: Periodization of 4D global recoil and flow exercises
- Physical & psychological stress management – loop in to neuro-myofascial webbing
4 days, divided in 2 parts full of theory put in practice with laid back atmosphere.
For healthcare & movement professionals. If you are interested in yours or your clients health and daily / sportsperformance you will find this education to be crucial in details and in holistic view for your success.
ANATOMY TRAINS in TRAINING
Learn how to tap into the myofasciae and boost your results.
Whether you are an athletic coach, personal trainer, fitness instructor, physiotherapist or medical doctor, you will benefit from understanding a 4-D neuro-myofascial approach to body movement that includes assessment and developing function and performance.
Anatomy Trains in Training is based on Tom Myer’s Anatomy Trains – we are used to thinking of the Lines as lines of communication in the body … Now we can see them as lines of loading and force.
By understanding how the joints direct forces into our myofascial net – controlled by our neural, motor control and reflexive systems – you will gain new and exciting tools to build and progress individualised exercises that are appropriate to any client’s body.
- Learn how to release and open neuromyofascial networks to create balance.
- Learn how to progress exercise programming in safely and, importantly, effectively
- Create dynamic support and control, power and strength for balanced movement.
Taking the paradigm shift from static stability to dynamic control is necessary to understand and move the body appropriately. We are moderately good at static stability – but we also need the understanding of 4-D movement and its principles.
Out with the old – Traditionally, our exercises for rehabilitation, fitness and musculoskeletal conditioning have concentrated on muscles and on a maximum load strategies – lifting – which we need occasionally.
In with the new – Now is the time for new principles that appreciate the myofascial connective tissues for a modern-day understanding of movement and exercise. Anatomy Trains in Training uses recoil exercises and their progression to load our 3-dimensional neuro-myofascial web in a 4-D fashion.
Movement and motion sequencing in relation to the point of contact is at the heart of balanced movement. Being able to apply those principles is crucial for individually unique exercises when preventing injuries and maximizing performance.
Our teachers have been using recoil exercises in their overall exercise programming and during endurance, strength and power training and have been amazed by the results.
Learn how to prevent injuries and maximize performance with balanced movement that includes our most important way of moving – recoiling, not just lifting. Most musculoskeletal injuries are due to unbalanced movement and faulty movement habits but by incorporating our unique ‘essential events’ concept we can minimize injury risk and maximize outcomes.
With lectures, demos and full colour notebook we will ensure you know how to build single exercises safely and appropriately to best serve the body’s holistic wholeness. Make the warm up, exercise and cool down really matter … regardless if your goal is to increase flexibility, power up the strength or to get better static and dynamic control for more balanced movement.
Learn how to optimize recovery, stress management and nutrition in training, in recovery and to support the healing process.
Exercising is a medicine? It may or it may not be. Unfortunately, often it isn’t. One of the issues is how we move yet we need to move and exercise to be able to stay healthy. Most injuries in the musculoskeletal system are due to our own postural and movement habits. If we move with those habits, then movement or exercise isn’t medicine; it’s enhancing the possibility for injuries because of increased loading and repetitions.
Anatomy Trains in Training is about balanced movement, enhancing the model of neural stability, which is applicable for local isolated and lifting exercises, into dynamic control of Global movement. We already have different concepts to assess lifting and local neural stability, which is needed for that kind of a movement. But…
Our body has developed for minimum energy principle for over 4 million years; this has been crucial for our survival and crucial for the fuel to meet the demand of consumption. Concentrically driven movement requires more energy than isometrically driven movement, if our habitual way of moving had been based on concentric movement this would have been difficult. Concentrically driven movement is lifting. It’s maximum load strategy; we need it when the load is too high for swinging or shifting movement.
Swinging and shifting movement uses as much isometric muscle contraction as possible. The power and strength of the movement comes from the tendon (from the fascia that is related to the muscle). The muscle tries to stop the movement and the tendon stretches and restores energy, then the energy is transferred back to the movement. Isometric contraction requires less energy than concentric and we also get to utilise the free energy of fascia into swinging movements.
To utilise the minimum energy principle, we should use swinging and shifting in submaximal loads. For us to be really effective we should learn how to use whole body movement (whole body myofascia) for strength and power. If we are able to incorporate as much of our myofascia as possible, it’s easier to move the loads.
Wide distribution of the movement and load means minimising the risk of an injury as well as maximising the performance. For the load distribution we need to learn different movement patterns for the submaximal loads. Which means that we need to have different sets of principles when we are assessing global movement.
AT in Training continues from principles of load and movement distribution that are introduced in Anatomy Trains workshops. Load distribution is also correlated to the rhythm of the movement and motion sequencing. Sequencing is crucial for our ability to utilize our myofascial continuities appropriately. Every bone and joint inside the myofascia needs to be incorporated to the motion of the segments, to create a recoil movement of the whole myofascial meridian. The sequence isn’t always the same for the myofascial meridian; it depends on the environment and goal of the movement.
AT in Training has its foundation in Tom Myers’s Anatomy Trains and James Earls’ Born to walk. The myofascial meridians give the map of loading. This map has developed in us because of the loading of the movement that we most commonly do. This map needs to be trained as a whole, but we also need to be able to understand it’s individual connections.
In the AT in Training workshops we bring together the need for different movement modalities. Recoil training used in submaximal loads isn’t everything we need but needs to be seen as a top up for the training we already do. The question is, how much do we need lifting, recoil training or bodyweight training to correlate to our daily living or other sports? Then you need to ask, how much maximal loads do you handle in correlation to submaximal ones? Do we need to exercise more in open chain exercises or closed chain, which ones do you use most?
AT in Training includes discussions and practical exercises for overall exercise programming and singular exercise building for different individuals. Additionally, how to warm up for the exercise and at the same time improves neuro-myofascial performance while minimising injuries.
Proprioception needs to be awakened before training, which requires myofascial glide. On the other hand, if our myofascial is too loose it might decrease strength and power output. With appropriate release that is loaded we have possibility to prepare and balance myofascial continuities for the training. Same kind of cooling down allows the recovery to initiate as early as possible and creates possibility for the recovery to happen.
Recovery itself is dependent on many variability’s. Physical and psychological stress, nutrition etc… It’s crucial for the development to understand how psychological stress is blocking the physical recovery. At the same times it blocks learning, which is crucial for the new movement patterns. If you are stressed, your ability to learn has decreased significantly. Learning new habits of movement requires lots of concentration and huge amount of repetitions and commitment… That’s why we need to know the Body mind connection and how to optimize it for learning and development, mentally and physically.
Nutrition affects our recovery, development of the myofascia and our brains ability to function. It’s in the same circle with our physical and psychological stress. We need all of them, enough quality food, a little bit of stress to develop, but too much of a stress, which can be also nutrition induced, will turn to catabolia instead of anabolia.
AT in Training approaches training from this inclusive point of view, looking at the whole spectrum that is affecting our neuro-myofascia and it’s development, to improve our movement habits and to be as balanced as possible. Principles from AT in Training are transferable to any sports, daily movement or training modality while also looking at the movement from an overall perspective and incorporating the myofascial meridians.
It doesn’t matter if you are Personal Trainer, Physical Educator, Yoga teacher, Medical Doctor, Athlete coach, Pilates teacher, Fitness instructor, Bodyworker, massage therapist, Medical Doctor specialized in sports, Physiotherapist, Osteopath or anyone in movement and exercise field AT in Training will give you a new perspective on how to look at movement, exercise and training.