Just read an interesting blog post on
the importance of optimising load in
50% of it was spot on
Then it all went awry.
You see this a lot when research is
applied to practice without PRINCIPLES
They end up missing the wood for the VW
Here’s how it happens…
The blog post starts with good
description of the relevance of load
Then goes onto the role of identifying
the optimal amount of load to create
positive adaptation without the negative
adaptations of too much or too little.
(Nice reference to Goldilocks as well)
The premise is good.
Then my heart sinks
Well, it all falls apart in the
….because the focus now becomes about
tissues in ISOLATION.
(in this case the patella tendon)
So we’re told to modify isolated loads
around the painful tissue
Now we’re on the route of treating the
tendon out of context.
And there’s no way back
You see it’s a different paradigm
Never any thought to
-Why the patella tendon
-Why one leg not the other
Never mind any other systems that might
Sure, You can ignore it and just get the
‘bad tendon’ to do more.
But is that really a long term solution.
What do you think?
vvv So the lesson vvv
Loading is key
But not in isolation
Because applied in this way it’s just
like a sticking a plaster on the symptom
NOT seeing the context and getting to
If this seems fine to you
If you’re happy chasing symptoms
And sticking plasters on
I get it.
You can always ‘back it up’ with research
And you don’t have to think to hard
But if this is the case —> our courses
are NOT for you.
Your call 😉
Chris ‘the body is a unit’ Wilkes
PPS- if you want to read the blog
Here’s the link