Activation Exercises Aren’t Evil, but Shouldn’t Be Needed

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There isn’t something inherently wrong with doing “activation” exercises to contract muscles in their short position, but NEEDING to do them to be able to function indicates that there is a deeper issue.  They should not be necessary for you to be able to train and move.  Here is what should be considered.



00:47 The need for activation exercises comes from deficiencies in the way you are training

03:41 Question: What do you think of neuro activation for explosive movements

04:56 If you are going in to squat, your activation exercise is the squat

06:59 What’s on the market right now for activation could be significantly improved

07:49 We eliminate the need for activation exercises with good training and programming

10:39 When we start using internal intent cues the room for error goes up exponentially

12:01 We are meant to move, all of our stability needs to be in the context of movement

14:53 When it comes to stabilizing, you have to learn how to do it through motion


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