What has been missing in the fitness industry for the past century, is a set of principles that explains what makes an exercise “good” or “bad”, efficient or inefficient (energy cost versus degree of benefit), safe or unsafe. As a result, fitness recommendations have been “all over the map”. Exercises that have been deemed “risky” are actually not risky at all, and other exercises that are truly unsafe have been given a naïve pass…simply because no one has been applying a consistent set of rules which determines this. Just like “The Principles of Aviation”, there has needed to be a logical set of guidelines that can be applied to every single exercise, which allows us to determine “what works”, “what doesn’t work as well”, and “why these evaluations are true”, based on physics. That set of principles has now been established, and it will help us build a better fitness industry.
- To explain how “off track” the fitness (resistance exercise) industry currently is, and how we got here.
- To explain the role of physics, musculoskeletal evolution and neurology play in determining which resistance exercises are most efficient, most productive and most safe.
- To explain the application of the “16 biomechanical factors in resistance exercise” in all target audiences, whether young or senior, male or female, novice or advanced fitness buff, bodybuilder or pole vaulter.
Doug Brignole, Body Builder and Owner of Brignole Biomechanics and author of The Physics of Resistance Exercise
Note: The Physics of Resistance Exercise is available in the MFA website store: https://medicalfitnessstore.org/