Heavy Elbow Triceps and Bicep Curls
(Part 5 of 5)
I also use the heavy elbow concept or technique for standing tricep push downs and bicep curls. For the standing tricep pushdown: start position while keeping core engaged. Grasp the bar or rope with a somewhat loose grip. I tell clients to drive their elbows towards their hips and place their upper arm in line with their trunk. In that... [Read more of this review]
Wing Chun “Heavy Elbows” Meets Strength Training
(Part 4 of 5)
Jin Young uses the term “heavy” all of the time, in regard to your elbows. The concept helps you position your arms in the most efficient place for blocks and strikes. It prevents you from using your shoulder and traps excessively.
Heavy elbows position you to use your body weight as the power source. In strength training,... [Read more of this review]
Unlearn Your Mistakes: A Wing Chun Principle
(Part 3 of 5)
Ever hear that phrase “Unlearn everything you have learned?
Well it’s true in this form of martial art. I give Jin a lot of credit for putting up with us newbies. If you understood the art, you know how frustrating it must have been for him then, and yet he embodies patience with each new student.
Well, I finally get to my... [Read more of this review]
Simple is Difficult: A Wing Chun Principle
(Part 2 of 5)
The difficulty in Wing Chun is actually the simplicity in it.
Imagine standing at your kitchen sink washing dishes. You are alone in your own thoughts and then someone sneaks up right behind you and screams really loud. Most people would react by immediately tensing up their entire body. After all the shock of being startled like that... [Read more of this review]
Introducing Jin Young and Wing Chun
(Part 1 0f 5)
I have had the good fortune to cross paths and train with Jin Young who is considered to be one of the best Wing Chun practitioners and instructors today. In fact Jin is invited to many Wing Chun schools all over the world to teach his methodologies and the most efficient ways of performing this martial art, which is essentially “Jin... [Read more of this review]
I recently read an article in the New York Times titled “Fitness Crazed”. The article claims that all NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) trainers believe in avoiding barbell lifts in favor of using only wobble boards and stability balls. I am certified by the both the NSCA (National Strength & Conditioning Association) and ACSM... [Read more of this review]
YouTube Channel: BioMechanixLA
Check out our YouTube channel, BiomechanixLA. Here you will see the latest strength and conditioning techniques as well as tips and tricks for cutting edge exercises. This week there’s a brand new interview with Jon Torerk and Rochelle LeBlanc from Let’s Talk, a public television channel. Check out the critical tips that Jon discusses to... [Read more of this review]
How Efficient is Your Weight Loss Program?
Are you tired of being out of shape and overweight? At BioMechanix our clients come for many reasons and weight loss is among the top of them.
Some of the biggest and common mistakes people make on their quest to lose weight is to just go to the gym, doing a lot of cardio, abdominal work, and drastically cutting down on calories to fast. Many people... [Read more of this review]
What Puts the Insanity in Insanity?
You’ve probably seen those infomercials advertising Extreme Conditioning Programs (ECPs). You might have seen two popular ones on television now: Insanity and P90X.
The appeal of ECPs is that they appear to promise a quick fix – you could rapidly build muscle and get fit, no matter how out of shape you are. The testimonials look awesome, featuring... [Read more of this review]
Eating for Health and Strength: The Fundamentals
It’s the quality of food you eat and the metabolic effect they have on your
body that is important, not necessarily the amount of calories. Different
people will have different caloric requirements, based on their activity
levels. When you eat well, typically you can EAT MORE because the foods you
are eating are generally less... [Read more of this review]
R.I.C.E. Therapy for Injuries
RICE stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. This is a technique
used to accelerate the healing process for injuries that involve edema,
swelling, and or contusion.
Ice plays a direct role in the reduction of edema and treating injury. The
physiological process ice serves is that it triggers vaso-restriction at the
point of injury. This is... [Read more of this review]
Breathing During Resistance Training
An important aspect to consider while strength training is breathing technique. Typically while weight training an athlete is taught to exhale while either pushing or pulling weight against gravity and to inhale while lowering or returning the weight to the start position.
The pushing or pulling of weight is known as the positive or concentric contraction,... [Read more of this review]
Biomechanical Breakdown During Resistance Training/Part 2
Taken from the part one intro:
Without proper guidance and professional instruction most people and athletes have incorrect form while lifting weights resulting in poor mechanics throughout the entire exercise.
Maintaining a Five Point Contact is key to performing all resistance exercises. This is a subject I covered in an earlier article called “Maintaining... [Read more of this review]
The 4-2-5 Concept
I recently attended a seminar that was held here at BioMechanix. The course title was the “Gait for Pain Relief” which hosted by the California Education Commission. Our instructor for the course Sherry Brourman, PT. taught us concepts based on a book she wrote called “Walk Yourself Well”.
One of the topics covered I would like to share with... [Read more of this review]
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