Applied Kineseology: Kelly Mastery Of Muscle Memory

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Nov 17, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back

LeSean McCoy

(25) in pain after a leg injury during the second quarter of the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

So where does the team go from here?  There are wide ranges of medical advances.  Some  new medical research suggests that aches and pains in muscles and joints are more than “routine”.   This new research indicates that physical manipulation of muscles and connective tissues after strenuous activity promote blood circulation and prevent “kinks” in the tissue, known as trigger points.

Muscle tissue does not always relax after strenuous workouts.  Small trigger points develop, which are simply described as kinks, much like a water hose kinks up after hard use.   Applied kineseology works trigger points out of the body before they become problematic.   By using massage therapy and osteopathic manipulations, athletes avoid damage from trigger points growing into something much worse.

There are a number of promising studies and clinical experiences which give  reason to see fewer injuries in the future of the NFL.  But studies will have no effect unless somebody brings what is learned in a laboratory trial, and puts it onto the training field and into the locker room.     As more and more coaches emulate the practices of the Philadelphia Eagles, athletes will be given the best training to not only perform well, but to endure just as well.    But for now, we have to sit back and enjoy the display of human flyswatters, yo-yo balls, running back wickets, and more.  Oh… and crank up the music.   After all, studies have concluded that music enhances athletic training.  It’s a good thing Chip Kelly remains abreast of those developments.