501: Strength, Power and Neuro-biomechanics – Denmark
Start: 15th February 2019 @ 09:00am
End: 17th February 2019 @ 15:00pm
- Introduction to biomechanics
- Principles, laws and models
- Tension of muscle tissue
- Regulation of muscle force
- Structure and function of skeletal muscle
- Muscle fiber types, orientation and the cross-bridge cycle
- Neuromotor system organization
- Nerve supply to muscle
- Functional characteristics of motor units
- Receptors in muscles, joints and tendons
- The endocrine system and physical activity
- Development and measurement of muscle performance parameters
- The stress of resistance training
- Detraining and periodization basics
- The neural link to performance adaptations
- Motor learning theory
- The biomechanics of efficient movement
- The basics of assessing
- Key strength, power, hypertrophy and endurance testing methods
- Key strength, power, hypertrophy and endurance training methods
- Asymmetrical, opposing and unilateral movements
- Integrated movements and muscle actions
- Velocity-based training
- Occlusion training
- Vector-based training
- Imperfection training
- Focus and visualization
- Recovery and the limiting factors of muscular development
The following three textbooks are fundamental for the Carrick Institute Human Performance program as they cover the basics of human physiology.
McArdle WD, Katch FI, Katch VL. Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance 8th edition. Wolters Kluver 2014
- This textbook provides a comprehensive view of the systems in the body during exercise. All topics from module 2, 3, and 4 are covered in this textbook.
Bear MF, Conners B, Paradiso M. Neuroscience – Exploring the Brain 4th edition. Wolters Kluwer 2016
- This textbook provides a comprehensive description of the structure and function of the brain and nervous system. All topics from module 5 are covered in this textbook.
Enoka RM. Neuromechanics of Human Movement 5th edition. Human Kinetics 2015.
- Building on the fundamentals, this textbook provides an in-depth look at neural and biomechanical control of human movement. It is a great addition to the works of McArdle, Katch and Katch, and Bear, Conners and Paradiso.
Note: For each flipped classroom lesson, there will be select research papers included for discussion or as supplemental material.
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