I’m with Glute here.
I think some of you guys are missing his point. There’s a lack of a couple of different things in the conjugate method as outline in any resource a lot of us have seen so far.
Flexibility is important, as Sully says, to achieve normal range of motion. The question is how many of the athletes we all get our hands on actually have normal range of motion.
Also, the ‘proprioceptive’ exercises that have been brought up seem to be less proprioceptive and more of the ‘functional core’ B.S. that most will agree is way over-hyped.
But what about proper inner unti firing? What about force couples between muscles like the TVA and the spinal erectors or the glutes (depending on alignment). You would drill these principles first and then get into the load and enhancement of performance. That’s just an example of a couple of the things I hope to accomplish before I progress with someone.
Lastly, I think it’s a little irresponsible to be training a professional or future professional athlete who has yet to sign a contract and can’t touch there toes without addressing there range of motion and flexibility issues. Martin, this is by no means an attck, but why would you not address the athlete’s injury potential?
I would never wish this on your client, but tight hamstrings and glutes would lead to spinal flexion when performing hip flexion, like in a batter’s stance. Add the rotational nature of the swing and you have the potential for disc degenration.
Who cares if he can run faster than anyone else when he’s laid up with a bad back or a soft tissue injury?
I’m curious to hear how you look at those issues with perspective to your methods. I’d appreciate the contrary point of view to my own. Sully, I’d appreciate your feedback too.
Oh, and Martin, no need for the ‘I’ll eat your face and kill your family’ shit. That’s not going to get anything accomplished.