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How many products have you seen advertised with the promise of a flat stomach and rock hard, six-pack abs. Well, we all know what the exercise products tell us our abs are supposed to look like. But, what exactly are they designed to do? In this online course, Gary Gray begins to look beyond all of the artificial truths of six-pack abs and toned tummies, and begins to explain an understanding of one of the most under utilized muscle groups in Function. Join Gary as he takes a look at the abdominals from a much more practical perspective, Function.
By the end of this online course you will be able to do the following: (1) Appreciate the giftedness and the miracle of the abdominals as an amazing power source for all forms of function. (2) Understand that the abdominals, as with all muscle groups, get turned on proprioceptively and are a sensory driven subconscious part of our total being. (3) Explode the myths of the abdominal musculature to create artificial pelvic and back and trunk stability. (4) Realizing that it is reactive motion, that creates the load, that creates the explode, that leads to the load on the other side. (5) Analyze each individual to fully assess the effectiveness of the various components of the body to stimulate and take advantage of the abdominals. (6) Test the motion of the pelvis as driven from below and from above as well as the motion of the rib cage as driven from above and below and their relationships to each other to facilitate abdominal reaction. (7) Comprehend the three dimensionality of motion combined with stability producing effective and ongoing tri-plane function. (8) Build upon successes and developing effective rehabilitation, prevention, training and conditioning programs with their foundation on the successful functional thresholds. (9) Transform the cause of the compensation and dysfunction into the cure through a biomechanical understanding of function and the functional activity itself. (10) Utilize the function of the abdominals as a guide to create appropriate flexibility and strengthening programs for any type of activity or sport.