Optimising the force capability of those you work with requires an understanding of the tissues at play and how to target these tissues with focused assessments and training. Muscle is not the only tissue that has a role in force production. Forty percent of muscle is connective tissue, which is hugely significant in the transmission of forces. The tendon is also hugely significant in the storage of elastic energy and transmission of forces. The tendon lies in series with the muscle and mysial tissues, and connects these tissues to bone to produce movement. In this block course, you will learn about the contribution of the contractile component from muscles to myofilaments, the role of parallel elastic component (mysial tissues as well as the titin filament) and how to assess and improve their contribution to force. Finally, you will learn about the role of the series elastic component and how to assess and improve tendon contribution to force production and transmission.
Each topic (Contractile component, parallel elastic component and series elastic component) is comprised of three units of work.
1. A Masterclass that introduces you to the physiology of the topic and introduces you to assessment, programming and adaptations related to the component of interest.
2. An assessment Zone that takes you through different types and ways to assess the component of interest, as well as key points for collecting strength and power data for improved accuracy and reliability. These assessment zones finish with a case study where you practice the techniques covered and your interpretation of the data,
3. An Exercise Zone where you will learn how to preferentially target the component of interest via simple exercise, progressions and programming considerations.
This course will contain a total of 10 units of work (1x Introduction to the three component model, 3x Masterclasses, 3x Assessment Zones and 3x Exercise Zones).
What you get when you enrol in this course:
- 10-mini video lectures
- Masterclass presentations
- Assessment & Exercise Zone presentations
- Quizzes and case studies
- Extra resource and readings
- Written exam (required)
- 0.4 CEU credits
- Unlimited access to the course for the lifetime of the site
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