The recent exclusive articles from Dr.Davidson have been general in nature, dealing with overall perspectives on certain topics. The recent sports science roundtable was equally as big picture minded. Here in this edition we want to delve deeper into the specifics. The next several posts will be an exclusive look into exactly how Dr./Coach Patrick Davidson organizes and implements his program for strongmen athletes. The following are questions Dr.D answered: Read More→
I write this piece because I am guilty of everything in it and will always be. However the goal is to eschew as much of the thinking flaws presented here as possible. The phrase “thought process vs. system” is something I heard a lot this past summer with Patrick Ward. While I had similar thoughts before going to Arizona, I left with a far better appreciation for what this means in real world examples. Read More→
ThisThiskldjfdfdfdfdfThisI try to stay away from "guest blogs" but my good friend (and in many ways mentor) Dr.Patrick Davidson of Springfield College wrote up some notes regarding mobility/stability and asked what I thought. How could I not publish it! He is one of the smartest exercise scientists I know and he has a good wealth of knowledge in a plethora of subjects. Enjoy!
Any true repetition maximum (RM) is a perturbation to the neuromuscular system, not just the 1RM. So if the system is being tested, experiencing novel movement challenges, especially maximal ones, by default, exercise technique won’t be perfect. Depending how far away you are from a 1RM, joint kinematics can flicker in and out of “ideal” because the nervous system is trying to stabilize the new movement strategy. Read More→