Muscle Group P.O.T.E.N.T.I.A.L.
One of the fascinating and critical characteristics of muscle is that, when healthy, it can generate variable amounts of tension at variable lengths. That may sound like a very simple thing, but what that allows you to do and how this happens is quite complex. I’m calling this characteristic Muscle Group P.O.T.E.N.T.I.A.L.
Why should you care? Would’t it be interesting to see which aspects of a muscle group’s P.O.T.E.N.T.I.A.L are influenced by the modalities that you use? By exploring these elements, we can refine, design, and strategically choose stimuli to induce acute and/or chronic adaptations that lead to increases in strength and the ability to efficiently control joint positions. In other words, making sure that the muscle groups live up to their potential (in some cases, appearance and ability). A more detailed understanding of how the nervous system is organized and how it “sees” things will help us accurately measure, interpret and influence the exercises and manual muscle tests that we design for our clients.