Applied Kineseology: Kelly Mastery Of Muscle Memory

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Nov 17, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles team physician Peter DeLuca examines running back LeSean McCoy (25) after a hamstring injury during the second quarter of the game against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

 Applied Kineseology: Kelly Mastery Of Muscle Memory 

The key to success for any NFL football team is to somehow find an ability to maintain the roster through an entire NFL season.  However,. for much of medicine and medical sciences, the services typically intervene in a reactionary way.   In lay terms, medicine waits for the body to fail due to injury, disease, or accident before intervening with therapeutic or corrective procedures – reacting to injury.

But taking that to a more understandable level, that’s the equivalent of law enforcement, which must wait for a criminal act to be performed before an investigation can officially begin.    If you fear something bad will happen to you, you don’t want to hear from the police that they can do nothing until something bad DOES happen to you… or at least until someone tries to do something bad to you.

So the reactionary effect of medicine is somewhat… um… lacking when it comes to sports injuries as well.   In short, the now famous  Doctor James Andrews does not prevent injuries as much as he surgically repairs the torn tendons, busted bones, and corrupted cartilages which make up the injury.

But the key to sports medicine of the future is to have a much better and holistic understanding of the complex machinery of the human body.   It has been the consensus for some time that injuries do not simply “occur”, but rather are the culmination of repetition of training and motion over a period of time without relief.    Injury is more likely to occur in a sports setting when an athlete does the same thing in the same way over and over.   The body tells us when things are not right:  we feel aches and pains, we feel fatigue, we feel thirsty, we feel hungry.   So the line between “training” and injury is quite thin sometimes.   It is that controlled stress and repetition which gives athletes the “pain and gain” experience of exercise.    The human form is quite capable of functioning under extreme duress, and repairs itself and even performs “self upgrades” to prepare for prolonged burden in the future.   That’s why exercise is effective.

How is it that a long distance runner can run so far so long, while a weight lifter can lift so much so quickly?   That’s the human body “upgrades”, a long distance runner’s body adapts to long periods of low oxygen workouts and adapts to be able to run for very long periods of time by delaying oxygenation with training muscles to do so.  Similarly, the weight trainer’s body surges in muscle mass, creating high capacity muscles which can create huge force to move even larger weights with ease.  Of course, this assumes there is no intervention with PED’s or Deer Antler spray…


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