1.1. Analytical and Segmental Strengthening of the Abdominal Muscles and Thoracic Diaphragm

1.1. Analytical and Segmental Strengthening of the Abdominal Muscles and Thoracic Diaphragm

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Date: Winter 2024

Starting times:

Friday - 12-8pm

Saturday - 9am-6pm

Sunday  - 8am-5pm

Location: British College of Osteopathic Medicine, BCOM - TBC

This is a very unique class with detailsed relational and fascial anatomy and relative biomechanics where students will start to learn proper mechanics, execution and application from the very beginning The abdominals (rectus abdominis, obliques, transverse, pyramidals) and the thoracic diaphragm need to be properly trained. These muscles are not only functional but aesthetic.

Through relational/fascial anatomy, and specific exercise techniques, this course will not only give you a huge upgrade in the way you train the abs, it will also provide you with a deep understanding of how proper conditioning of the abdominal muscles can help correct abdominal wall separations, hernias and improve digestive dysfunctions such as constipation, IBS etc. all through specific muscular strengthening. Over 100 exercises and its variations that can be used regularly in strength & conditioning as well as in the field of rehabilitation, especially for the spine, lumbo-pelvis dysfunction, abdominal wall separations, hernias and digestive disorders.

Course outline:

- Technical analysis of the movements which are the basis of muscle strengthening

- Learning to perfect the movement (progression factors)

- How to avoid injury with the appropriate preparation

- Types of cool-downs for better recovery

- Quality effort in terms of strength, volume, power, speed, resistance, endurance and fitness maintanance

- Planning training sessions

- Muscular re-education programs

- Sports preparation programs

This course can be taken a la carte as an individual module or as a part of the full Somatraining program.