The Durability-Training “Quartet”
Every single person hoping to improve, feel better and especially, to MOVE better, all have one thing in common:
They want to be healthy and be able to participate and do all of the things (and sports) they love, with a very low risk of injury.
I’ve learned the hard way over many years about what it really takes to achieve this.
And that is what this video below is all about – the four parts of the Durability-Training “Quartet.”
Now before you keep reading, know this: if you’re an athlete, you’ll probably find this information more relevant for your immediate purposes. It is, after all, a “durability-training” quartet I’m speaking about. That word, training, tends to lend itself to someone who thinks of themselves as an athlete.
However, I believe anyone using this program who seeks to establish healthier movement skills and build a durable foundation, will benefit from watching, listening, and learning. It may end up being the thing that you come back to at some point in the future after you’ve spent some time with this program, who knows?
In any case, you’ve been forwarned. Oh, one other thing: the video below is quite long. I go into some depth, so save it for when you’re ready to sit and absorb the info. That’ll be the smartest approach. Okay, carry on! 🙂
Here are some questions, each related to one of these four elements, that you’ll want to ask yourself and that will be discussed in detail, in the video:
- Joint Articulation: do your joints behave as joints should? Do you possess the optimal passive and active ranges of motion where it matters the most?
- Patterning: What is the level of movement quality, stability, and integration of all of the parts of your body? Are you truly stable throughout the core and trunk? Do the upper and lower halves of your body “talk together” nicely and act as a single, holistic organism, especially at higher dynamic loads?
- Tissue Health: Are the quads and other hip flexors, hamstrings, or calves, beat up from prior training and injury, such that they’re loaded with scar tissue and trigger points?
- Sport Training: Have you had an injury in the past that will impact your sport training now? How are you managing the delicate balance of actual sport training with the supplemental training designed to help you become more durable and resilient?
Pay attention to your greatest areas of opportunity as you approach this training.
Where are you most susceptible to a setback? (If you’re not sure, then learn more – ask questions – find out!)
Focusing on the greatest areas of opportunity for YOU will make all of the difference in your success! Keep going!
Make sure to take some time to review the next page in the program: “What About Soft Tissue Health?”
On that page, you’ll learn even more about the ins and outs of how to best care for soft tissue.
Like many things related to the human body, there are many different opinions and approaches. Keep learning and applying what you learn!