There are four basic functions of the torso muscles.
Core Assessment and Training
Pain in the TFL is common for certain types of athletes such as distance runners. Likewise, irritation to the ITB has been a source of pain for those who ramp up their training mileage too quickly and those who train incorrectly.
Breathe Strong, Perform Better
The breathing pump muscles are a complex arrangement that form a semirigid bellows around the lungs.
Weight Training-4th Edition
The exercises you select will determine which muscles become stronger, more enduring, and thicker. In addition, how you arrange, or order, the exercises in your program will affect the intensity of your workouts.
Complete Conditioning for Football
It is important to have a procedure for getting in a good, comfortable stance to allow for an explosive start.
Developing Agility and Quickness
Athletes who can move faster than their opponents have an advantage. For example, a faster athlete may be able to get to a ball more quickly than a competitor or may even outrun a pursuer.
Complete Conditioning for Rugby
Rugby is one of the most intriguing sports to analyse from a physiological perspective because it has such a variety of demands and each match is unique.
Serious Strength Training-3rd Edition
The training principles just discussed provide a loose guideline for general training.
Conditioning to the Core eBook
The muscular structures of the abdominal and back regions play a dominant role in postural control, lumbar stabilization, and proprioception (what we call total body balance). As we have said, a well-functioning core can help reduce the risk and severity of injury and promote greater efficiency.
Periodization Training for Sports-3rd Edition
Progressive overload is the favorite modality for eliciting morpho-functional adaptations through a progressive increase of muscular, metabolic, or neural stress over time. There are many ways to rationally progress the load and thereby elicit the desired adaptations, such as higher levels of hypertrophy, muscular endurance, maximum strength, or power.
Endurance athletes often believe the more they train, the better the results. But according to the NSCA’s Ben Reuter, recovery time is just as important when developing an effective endurance training program.