What are the core principles behind the system?
The quality of being stable. The ability to hold a position and resist internal or external forces. Using a stick gives you an aid to help create stability in the joints and gives a strong base of support.
The stick provides visual and kinesthetic feedback to users and coaches to enhance body awareness and learning. Visual feedback amplifies the movements and targets problem areas. Kinesthetic feedback creates awareness and activation of different muscles, fascial lines, and joint positions and improves spatial awareness.
This system increases irradiation by driving the sticks into the ground, ceiling, or wall and squeezing to activate grip and trunk power. This allows us to give more input to the nervous system and make changes faster.
Sherrington’s Law of Irradiation: “A muscle working hard recruits the neighboring muscles, and if they are already part of the action, it amplifies its strength. The neural impulses emitted by the contracting muscle reach other muscles and turn them on like an electric current starts a motor.”
There are three types of isometric contractions. When you apply all three, you can obtain significant increases in neural drive, muscle fiber recruitment, and rate of production. They include static contraction, yielding contraction, and overcoming contraction.
The harmonious functioning of the motor apparatus of the brain and particular groups of muscles for the execution of movements. Using the stick enhances the neural feedback from the hands to the brain. The stick, in conjunction with positional isometrics, can aid in the activation of muscles involved in movements