News Letter October 03, 2011
|5 Neurological Reasons For Muscle Weakness|
What would you say if you found out there were legitimate reasons why your exercise program was failing to give you the results you desired?
There are five nervous system related issues that could be hindering your muscle strengthening and injury prevention efforts.
The brain communicates with every part of your body via nerves. This includes muscles, joints and various aspects of your skin. These nerves run to/from the brain, go down the spinal cord, and then branch off to each and every part of the body. If anything along this path is disrupted, the nervous system communication with the muscles, joints and skin is compromised. This means your muscles will not contract as efficiently as possible!
Here are 5 nervous system related issues that could be preventing YOU from activating the optimum number of muscle fibers each time you exercise:
|Mind Over Muscle – Get Your Control Back!|
The nervous system controls all the muscles of the body. Unfortunately, the mind-muscle link tends to weaken over a period of time unless you challenge your muscles on a consistent basis.
Here are 5 solutions to regain control of your muscles:
|Interval Training Can Boost Muscle Activation|
What is interval training?
Interval training is a type of exercise training in which you alternate between various intensities of exercise in a single session; switching back and forth between a high intensity phase and a low intensity phase.
An example of this is an exercise session in which an intense phase of exercise like weight training is alternated with a period of walking on the treadmill.
The idea is to challenge muscles in an unpredictable manner and keep the body "guessing" about what’s coming next.
Mixing up different components of your exercise routine (intensity, duration, frequency and type of muscles recruited) boosts the mind-muscle connection.
To find out more about how physical therapy can help you reach your goals, increase strength and reduce pain, get in touch with one of our highly qualified physical therapists.
Get the most out of your therapeutic exercise program. We’re here to help you become stronger. Schedule an appointment by calling our office today. We look forward to helping you enhance the mind-muscle connection.