Ques: How training a specific body part in resistance training is different to training a circuit?
Human anatomy is a fascinating subject in particular, the internal connections between various bodily components are an intriguing aspect of human anatomy. When we train a specific body part in resistance training, we are also engaging other muscles in the process. The effectiveness of our training regimen depends heavily on how we use our muscles. In sports such as fast bowling, baseball pitching, and tennis, it may appear that we rely heavily on our shoulders and arms. However, it’s important to remember that our usage of posterior and anterior chain of our legs, back, and core is equally important for generating power and transferring energy. Furthermore, proper form and technique are crucial for avoiding injury and maximizing the benefits of our exercise routine
Ques: And therefore, why we should look at training the circuit instead of always looking to strengthen selected muscles for better health – isolated work on muscles?
Training the entire circuitry system via circuit training can provide a number of benefits for overall health and athletic performance. By engaging multiple muscle groups and training the body to respond to real-time tasks, circuitry training can improve cardiovascular fitness, increase muscular endurance, and improve coordination and balance. In contrast to that, isolated muscle work may not provide the same level of functional training, and may not be as effective for improving overall health and athletic performance
Ques: What does it mean to straighten out the structure or attending to the imbalance in our body?
Understanding the human movement science is important for understanding how our bodies move, but it’s not enough when it comes to training athletes. We must also understand how to handle imbalances that can occur due to repeated movements in sports. Overuse injuries and muscle imbalances can affect range of motion, strength, and coordination, so it’s important to address these imbalances in order to optimize athletic performance. This might involve targeting specific muscle groups with exercises designed to correct imbalances, or incorporating functional training exercises that engage the entire circuitry system
Ques: Difference between fitness and sports fitness?
The main difference between training for sports-specific movements and circuitry training lies in the importance of recovery. Unlike our metabolic machinery or mind, we can’t just relax a sports body with sleep alone. Repeated movements in sports can lead to imbalances and overload specific muscle groups. While these movements still require the entire body, if certain muscles are overactive, loaded, or fatigued more than others, our anatomy has a tendency to continue putting the load on those same muscles. Yes, thats science for you. Unfortunately, the inhibited or “sleeping” bunch of muscles doesn’t naturally wake up or become activated on its own. That’s why structural recovery is crucial. Recovery is often thought of as just relaxation, but structural recovery has its own nuances and requires targeted effort. It doesn’t happen automatically
Understanding anatomy and the circuitry system of a movement can reduce the need for fancy equipment during sports training. We can work with what’s available and still achieve our goals. In my experience, a crucial aspect of sports training is learning to create resistance within with body weight alone and finding relaxation within. This skill can only be developed by understanding anatomy at a deeper level, beyond just a training perspective.
Isometric work can help to align the musculature, but it’s important to understand the right amount of load to prevent overstressing the system. Keeping the load light, such as just using body weight, and focusing on biomechanically correct postures is an easy way to prevent overloading.
The connect between the spine, shoulders, upper back, and lower back is obvious to all, yet we often don’t know how to train it effectively. This is evident in the lack of spine work in sports training, despite the importance of spine movement in sporting movements. We have the leverage to bend, flex, extend, rotate, and more in the spine, but to maximize this leverage, we must keep the structure balanced and practice it regularly. We can add power by using our spine optimally. Did you know that?