Monday, May 10, 2010

Recruitment Patterns " Dysponesis"

What happens if we do x? Then if we tried x, are you either pleasantly surprised or confused and only disappointed.

Dysponesis - is a term to describe bad muscle energy patterns.

This is bike fitting and teaching in a nutshell. Do we just go on and do what others have told us, or do we dig deeper in what seems too complex? We know we can improve your techniques down to the single motor unit, clearly the "neuromuscular" system can be trained!

"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink until it's ready"

Simple tools are going to provide only simple solutions. You don't have to care about getting better.

To some, "they say you don't have to look pretty"? Recruitment patterns and their changes in small postural or positional requirements on the limbs or torso are very hard to detect. It is amazing how a simple neuromuscular control i.e. a simple sternal lift can facilitate the recruitment of lower trapezius.

Static and claimed dynamic fittings, performed in a static trainer and their protocols are still very basic and are still static.

The organ mostly in question for the work we are after (muscle) is under the command of 3 masters:
  1. gravity - some dynamic posture (neuromuscular)
  2. emotions - what you focus on and how you think (stress), the emotional component
  3. movement - the endless dimensions to find successful solutions.
We are not in the health care business or better "ill care." But it seems that many of the health care folks want to just set you up to be functional. You can be functional in sport and be very poor at it i.e. golf, skiing, cycling, etc...

We use high-tech to provide "easy-to-understand fashion. This is not about using jargon that you don't know, rather to provided basic concepts that you can see and make sense of it all.

There is always be the person who has elite skills on the bike and say "who cares about looking pretty."

We know, we have the enthusiasm that leads us to seek out the "essence" of a given muscle. We know how to buff and polish your moves.

We have the best tools to find the true boundaries that make such a difference. This is not about just getting you to a function i.e. after an injury. This is about finding ways for you to increase the correct recruitment patterns.

The only way to see things is through the aid of instruments that cannot be seen, felt, or touched with the normal senses!

Think of this the next time you see an "electric ray fish.' Their highly specialized muscle develops the eel's muscle tissue to generate their spark of electricity after you touch it! Ouch!

We know that muscle contraction and electricity have a relationship, by the discharge of static electricity. Your imagination and emotions have effects on a variety of muscles. Just the amount of activation of holding a position can cause the protective guarding of lower back muscles.

The erector "spinae muscles" demonstrate that as a person goes out onto the ligamental support, the lower back muscles shut off as the trunk goes out onto ligamental support. Hyperactivity of you stress can have you using dysfunctional patterns.

Your brain and the nervous system participates in the orchestration of the muscle function.
If you don't know what it is to do, how can you do it? Do your muscles fire and turn on early or late? Does your muscle turn off following a given movement, or does it show irritability following movements or i.e. too high stem, handlebar and it's on the whole time? Ouch!

It seems that is the case with the many fitting ideas? No wonder so many people have lower back issues?
"They left the lights on at home and it cost them"

The neuromuscular system is very rich and complex and the information that is meaningful and practical will make a difference. The shortcomings of this information becomes unclear with the many opposing groups of naive fitting ideas.

We can't make you turn the lights off at your house, we can only suggest to you to do so to save energy!

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