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Full Length Neck Extension

If you want to fully extend the cervical spine you must include protrusion, only protrusion takes Occ-C1 and C1-C2 to their end-range of extension. When the upper cervical segments are positioned in the extension portion of their total range the exercise targets the suboccipital muscles, that is, the rectus capitis posterior major and minor and obliquus capitis inferior and superior.

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West Virginia Football Training the Suboccipital Muscles


Manual Training Has Rules

In 1979 Manual Resistance was introduced at the National  Strength and Conditioning Convention. Weight training’s ability to enhance athletic performance had become accepted and coaches were beginning to be hired by major sports programs. Facilities everywhere were extremely limited or...

Powerful Hands

The hand is a complex anatomical system. This appendage is composed of twenty seven bones and fifteen joints. Having 30 degrees of rotational and translational freedom it’s able to grasp and apply force to objects of multivarious shapes and sizes....

Getting Back To Normal

The health practitioner’s return-to-play protocol after a concussion, whiplash, nerve or muscle trauma must contain a measurable strength component to restore each muscle to normalcy, redressing this tendency to substitute by the injured athlete.  The athlete, strength coach,  and/or trainer...