AVRAM Training Journal

By Bojan Avramovic | Physical Preparation In Sport - Specijalista za fizicku pripremu

Functional Range Release & Developing Your Own System

This weekend I had the pleasure of once again learning from Dr. Andreo Spina at the Functional Range Conditioning Course. The course was assisted by …


Kobe Bryant ' Mamba Mentality , Power of the Mind '

Kobe Bryant

3 Reasons Why Activation is a Game-Changer

Football coaches are full of slogans. Recently I spoke to a former athlete who played football in the Big Ten. The idea of “creating toughness” …


Don’t Implode, Explode (Be-Activated)

I spoke at the Bureau Valley Clinic on Saturday, February 7th. After putting everything I had into over three hours of track & field presentations I …


Pro Basketball Training

Kobe Bryant explaining what it takes to become the best basketball player that you can be.<p>His first statement was that of course you need to train as …

Finding Strength: Reflexive Performance Reset

In this installment, I’ve decided to take a break from the gym and share something that I think will be the next best thing in sports performance …

Bodyweight Exercise

Be Activated Muscle Activation Technique 101 and Reflexive Performance Reset Intro



Article by Tony Holler.<p>My freshmen football team won Saturday morning, beating Oswego 54-0. For the rest of the weekend, football was the last thing …



Article by Sustainable Athletics, March 6th 2015<p>This system has completely changed the way in which I look at the body and mind – posture, body …


Be Activated (Douglas Heel) / Reflexive Performance Reset™ (RPR)™

I apply Douglas Heel's "Be Activated" technique and philosophy ubiquitously in my London, UK coaching practice, alongside Dr. Evan Osar's …


Top Gym seminar - Testiranje u funkcionalnom treningu..

Prvi Top Academy seminar u 2018. održava se na dobro poznatoj adresi u Trening centru Top Gym u subotu <b>03. marta 2018. 15-19h. Tema je TESTIRANJE U</b> …

The Basis of Structural Health

Shortly after the cast is applied there is a significant reduction of pain in the immobilized area. Within a few days however, the person begins to …


div id="attachment_232" style="max-width: 310px" class="wp-caption alignright"><a href="http://integratherapy.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/640px-Kenneth_Snelson_Needle_Tower.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-232 " src="http://integratherapy.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/640px-Kenneth_Snelson_Needle_Tower-300x300.jpg" alt="Picture of Kenneth Snelson Needle Tower" width="300" height="300" srcset="http://integratherapy.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/640px-Kenneth_Snelson_Needle_Tower-300x300.jpg 300w, http://integratherapy.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/640px-Kenneth_Snelson_Needle_Tower-150x150.jpg 150w, http://integratherapy.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/640px-Kenneth_Snelson_Needle_Tower-1024x1024.jpg 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Tensegrity, as illustrated by Kröller-Müller Museum’s Needle Tower, in Holland. © 2006 Onderwijsgek</p></div><p>Tensegrity was originally an engineering term coined by American architect and systems theorist Buckminster Fuller, as a contraction of ‘tensional integrity’. He used it to describe the distribution of forces transmitted through a suspension bridge structure. His great insight is tensegrity structures compensate for any fault or weakness, by responding dynamically to balance the system as a whole, under various stress-loaded conditions.</p><p>Intriguingly, the tensegrity model has also been applied to many biological systems, with especially valuable work on this from Stephen M Levin MD and Dr Donald Ingber. Here, tensegrity denotes a system or structure where there are compressive units (such as vertebrae) which are not in contact and sit ‘floating’ within a pre-tensioned environment (such as fascia). This allows for the body’s profound mechanical stability, since all members are under tension or compression as the stress of the structure increases.</p><p>It is these bodily adaptations to stress in the tensegrity system, which are fundamental to our movement patterns, dysfunctions and symptoms.</p><p>This is why bio-tensegrity is increasingly recognised as a better way to understand biomechanics, because it integrates anatomy from the molecular level to the entire organism.</p><h4>How you defy the laws of physics every day</h4><p>What’s fascinating about the model is that when applied to biomechanics, it does a far better job of explaining why the human body is able to seemingly defy the laws of physics and achieve any number of feats we all take for granted. Everything from childbirth, walking, carrying a full bladder, to weight-lifting, gymnastics – even fly-fishing – should be impossible without serious, if not fatal injury, as the human body at the specific points of stress shouldn’t be able to withstand the loads generated. But it can when we understand that seeing as the body is an entire, integrated system, the loads are distributed dynamically, creating multi-dimensional stability.</p><p>For example, fascia – the seamless, integrated web of connective tissue that covers, connects and holds the muscles, organs and skeletal structures – is itself a tensegrity structure. What was once seen as mere packing tissue turns out to exert considerable influence over the forces your muscles can generate – and withstand. And seeing it as such opens up a wealth of insights into treating pain and injury that yields better and more far-reaching results than has been conventionally possible.</p><h4>Restoring your body’s stability – at every level</h4><p>Where things get even more revealing for the physiotherapist is how the model helps us help our patients. Injury clearly interrupts the body’s integral stability and its ability to withstand loads put upon it. Therefore, restoring that stability by bearing in mind the body’s hierarchical, integrated balance of micro and macro components needs to happen at various levels – the fascia included.</p><p>What puts the fascial release physiotherapist at an advantage over more traditional therapeutic approaches is that often the trauma or dysfunctional patterns in the fascia do not show up on any traditional diagnostic imaging, such as x-rays, MRI scans or ultrasound. Nevertheless, fascial release physiotherapists are trained to both identify and treat fascia-level trauma and restore the body’s traditional stability.</p><p>Which is why the fascial release work we do at Integra Therapy is so vital and so incredibly effective.</p

Tensegrity, as illustrated by Kröller-Müller Museum’s Needle Tower, in Holland. © 2006 Onderwijsgek<p>Tensegrity was originally an engineering term …


Dr Donald Ingber Special Presentation to Victorian Secondary School Science Students

Victorian Era

Donald Ingber - Biologically Inspired Engineering - Organs on a Chip!


Matrix Repatterning

Figure 3: Normal and Restricted Tensegrity Structure<p>Figure 4: Force Transmission Through a Dense Matrix<p>As many clinicians have realized, diagnosis …

Massage Therapy

What is Matrix Repatterning? | Matrix Repatterning

How Can Matrix Repatterning Help Me?<p>The following conditions are associated with structural imbalance and may respond well to Matrix …

Urinary Incontinence

The Stecco Concept of Fascial Manipulation Clinical Implications


FASCIAL MANIPULATION® by LUIGI STECCO - The new paradigm in understanding the human body!

Human Anatomy

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Strength Training - Where to start?

Strength Training – Where to start?<p>As one gains more knowledge (or wisdom), one also forgets how it is to be a beginner. The concept of MVP (Minimum …

The Fascia "Super Post" --- All 125 of Our Scientific Articles on Fascia and Scar Tissue, Organized and in One Place


Tai Chi

Fascia as an Organ of Proprioception and its Relationship to Chronic Pain

FASCIA, PROPRIOCEPTION, AND CHRONIC PAIN<p>Wellcome Images V0008841<p><i>"Fascia contains mechanoreceptors and proprioceptors. In other words, every time we</i> …

Tai Chi


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Functional Range Conditioning Review: Stretching

<b>By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS</b><p>Yesterday we looked at Functional Range Conditioning and the idea of Progressive Adaptation. In the FRC course, Dr. …

Why You Should Flex #everydamnday for Mobility Gains

<i>Today, I’m excited to share the blogging stage with fellow Staff Coach and Director of Programming, Dan Cerone. Enjoy this absolute beast of an</i> …

Are Some Movements Inherently Bad?

Mobility Myths with Dr. Quinn Henoch | Foam Rolling | JTSstrength.com

4 Basic Pain Science Concepts For Yoga Teachers, Part 1