Foundations: Building Resistance

Introducing the All Gain Principles

Webster provides us an excellent definition of resistance to lead into the All Gain Principles. Resistance is defined as the refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument. I think this is an excellent representation of one of our goals as we age. We certainly can’t stop […]

Book Note: Feedback Loops and Slow Cooking

When presented with the goal of making a change in a complex system (human), we have to consider where in the system we can intervene to promote the desired change. There are two types of feedback loops that are important to consider:  Balancing feedback loops and reinforcing feedback loops. Balancing feedback loops are self-correcting.  For […]

IFAST University is LIVE!

  Many of our IFAST Family have gone on to great things. Several former IFAST interns have gone on to own their own successful training facilities! We have a few former IFAST interns that have gone on to enter some the country’s best PhD programs! Several former IFAST Interns have gone on to assistantships and […]

How Does Head Position Affect Stability?

Head position not only affects neck stability in cases of neck pain, but it can also affect neck stability as well as stability of the entire movement system. This video explains strategies that may be used in higher performance situations and when lifting heavier loads. There isn’t one optimal neck position for all situations.

Corrective vs. Capacity Issues

“Fatigue changes everything.” -Bill Hartman, 2008 Midwest Performance Enhancement Seminar (ugh… I just quoted myself… I’m a little sick to my stomach). Sometimes movement problems aren’t really just movement problems. Sometimes you need to address the other two parts of an effective assessment process.  

Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness is All in Your Head

This one is a no brainer… well… sort of. We know that pain is a perceptual experience generated by the brain. There’s no such things as pain receptors or painful stimuli in the periphery.  Instead nociceptors send signals to the central nervous system regarding noxious stimuli, and the brain decides how that information will be […]