The Little Known
Secret Formula for Maximum Performance and
By David Grisaffi,
Author, Firm And Flatten Your
"Law of Functional Progression" is the process
of mastering an exercise so you are at a state of balanced
mobility, active stability and integrated strength, and
necessary expressions of power.
learned this though my internships, private conversations and
reading many articles on body mechanics and function. For
example, if you choose an exercise that does not fit your
current level of ability you dramatically increase the chance
of an injury. In other words, by following the "Law Of
Functional Progression" you set yourself up for
the main focuses of my best selling eBook, "Firm and Flatten Your
Abs", relates to proper exercise progression. Many people
can put exercises in routine, but very few can put them
together in a sequenced and precision manner to improve
motility, add stability, increase strength and develop power.
are few areas we must touch on to examine the "Law of
Functional Progression." As stated above if you tend to break
this law you will break yourself!
foremost is mobility.
time you alter the length tension relationship by crossing any
joint in the body you create the scenario for possible shear,
torque and or compression. You must maintain instantaneous
axis of rotation in order for optimal function of each joint
to occur. In other words, it must spin like a top in the joint
or the joint and structures around it will wear down.
Altered length tension
relationship of muscles crossing these joints create altered
instantaneous axis of rotation of the joint itself. Stretching
must be performed first in the workout to establish normal
joint mechanics. Proper stretching creates an improved
foundation in which correct function may be retained in the
neuromuscular system. In the eBook package you get an in depth
report on stretching and flexibility.
Second in the
hierarchy is stability.
Stabilization should be
your primary objective once an imbalanced system or weakness
has been determined to exist in an active stabilizing system
crossing any joint in the body. If a stabilization weakness is
not present the emphasis of progression is to move on to
functional strength. You should continue to focus on
maintaining optimal levels of stability. It is important to
understand stability and strength components may exist at the
same time in an exercise program. Determining this highly
exacting and precise means of exercise progression is the
proper ratio and placement of stability and strength
strength training exercises must be laid out in a precise
manner. The strength exercises must challenge and prepare you
in similar patterns of movement to be the most successful.
Movements such as pushing, pulling, bending, squatting,
twisting and lunging are the main movements. These are
important in any environment whether it is work, sport or
play. Once you have progressed to a necessary level of
stability and strength and have achieved the objectives within
that parameter you will move on to the fourth law,
Power is often left
out, but vitally
last section in the progression is the development of power.
Power training is often overlooked and deemed not necessary.
Some theories suggest that power is only beneficial for
athletic performance and many rehabilitation programs are
under the wrong belief that power training presents too much
risk for the average person. This is just not true. The power
component of exercise progression is absolutely essential
providing that the mobility, stability and strength objectives
in the routine have been implemented successfully.
at your current routine and ask yourself what four areas
(mobility, stability, strength, power) of "The Law of
Progression" are you aware of. I address these factors in my
eBook "Firm and
Flatten Your Abs" and provide simple tests to obtain
muscle function of the core region. I talk about abdominal
coordination and upper and lower abdominal strength. This is
used as a guide to your exercise program
can learn more about the Firm And Flatten Your Abs program as
well as the bonus courses, including the stress relievers
program on the home page at:
Coach David Grisaffi,
About the Author:
David Grisaffi majored in physical
education and holds multiple certifications including 3 from
the prestigious CHEK Institute: Level II high Performance
Exercise Kinesiologist, Golf Biomechanic, and health and
lifestyle counselor. He's also certified by the ISSA as a
personal trainer and specialist in performance nutrition.
David has been a high school wrestling and baseball coach and
is currently an independent trainer and strength coach. He has
been sought after by some of the top athletes in professional
sports including world champion boxer Greg Haugen and
professional golfer Michael Putnam. David?s ebook, Firm And Flatten Your
Abs is an online best seller which teaches you how
develop ?six pack abs" while improving strength, function and
athletic power at the same time. Find out more on the home
page at: http://www.flattenyourabs.net/