|Neural stimulation exercises NEUREX. Aging comes with muscular degeneration. Size and function deteriorate slowly but steady. Most people let it come as they are not aware that it is possible to slow the process. Muscles are commanded by the brain. Degeneration of the muscles starts in the brain. Neural connections break down because the movements are not used properly.
Neurex is developed to stop neural breakdown/degeneration. Specific power and (re)action training to stimulate the brain, neural transmission, and muscle action. How? In short, the program starts with weight training to stimulate the action potential of the red fibers. After warm-up, the next level starts.
With a specified weight, the movement goes from complete relaxation to maximum tension in parts of a second. The muscle is forced to react to “impact” (for instance at a weight drop). The exercise starts with a complete relaxing position with supported weights. The parts with weight get help from an external supporting source, mainly a personal trainer or therapist. Suddenly the support is taken away and the muscles have to act. Due to the sudden weight gain, the body responds. The focus is on the complete and fast contraction of the muscles as a direct reaction to the action. A neural/muscular respond is demanded to prevent injury.
This sudden change from inaction (relax) to full reaction has a direct effect on the brain. All parts are set in full alarm status and neural stimulation gets to a maximum. Using this method helps to improve lost abilities and increase existing.
It is a cheap and well-balanced method easy to use and professional, trained guidance is needed. If not, serious injuries can occur. Do not try these exercises based on this article even for an experienced physio or trainer. These exercises are developed for specific revalidation and Age Control.
In regard to neuromuscular training, the literature has established that high-speed explosive movements (Häkkinen, Komi & Alén 1985; Komi et al. 1982), or at least the attempt to perform high-speed movements (Behm & Sale 1993), are required. Additionally, researchers studying physical performance and aging have recognized that the primary factor dictating power production is movement speed (De Vito et al. 1998; Ferretti et al. 1994; Petrella et al. 2004).
Over the past 15 years, the concept of high-speed training to increase power has been applied to older persons. The first presentation examining the positive impact of moderately high-speed training on power output in older persons was presented at the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting in 1993 (Flipse et al. 1993). This preliminary investigation was soon followed by others that demonstrated the positive impact of high-speed training on both power and functional performance (Signorile et al. 1995b; Signorile et al. 1995a). Since then researchers have reported the successful use of high-speed training to increase both power (Earles, Judge & Gunnarsson 2001; Fielding et al. 2002; Miszko et al. 2003; Signorile et al. 2002) and functional performance (Carmel et al. 2000; Miszko & Cress 2002; Sayers et al. 2003; Orr et al. 2006; Petrella et al. 2007).
Fall training, falling to the ground by accident or due to force, is a standard part of many Asian Martial Arts. In the Western style of falling too often is chosen for a sport-oriented approach which can endanger different parts of the body. One of the main problems in the Western style of falling are the wrists and ankles. Both weak parts get to much pressure on the impact of falling. The Asian style of falling is more natural cycle directed. The circle is the best and safest way to fall/move. Moving with “corners” delivery point of impact and direct risk factors. Professional approach with Judo and Jiu-Jitsu techniques are advised as proven safe.
The circle is an important part of the exercise and a chemical and physical re-occurring fact. Most chemical reactions follow an ellipse/circle like movement. Looking at Traditional Chinese Medicines and Ayurveda (Indian medicine) the circle is a constant returning movement. The Yin / Yang symbol is well-known. In chemistry, the “planet construction” is taken as the foundation of atom building. A center with Proton/neutron and around it in ellipse the electron circling. Movements that continue to return.
Muscles have a “positive” and “negative” side. The agonist and antagonist. Both have opposing functions. One is stretching the muscle while the other is bending it. Both are based on the same chemical exchange of electrons for contraction and relaxation. Every movement can be analyzed with a mathematical symbol as a straight line, circle, triangle, ellipse and in some cases the hexagon or pentagon.
These mathematical symbols have an exact meaning in life. Movements follow these “figures” for a reason. Nature has created patterns which have efficiency and use a minimum on energy. Following these mathematical patterns, it is possible to minimize damage on joints and muscles and create maximal functioning.
Not surprisingly are these figures also found in chemical connections. This implies the practical functioning of the body as a direct result of chemical action.
But the mind follows mathematical figures which are different of these of the muscles. The mind follows waves and valley/pike patterns.
The electrical impulses measured show a pattern that can be compared.
During the aging process, the patterns do not change, they are universal. But the application of each pattern, the size and direction changes.
The enclosed picture shows the “planes” of the body. To explain a movement of a muscle or otherwise, it is important to be clear about the direction. This is exactly the same in chemistry and electricity. The current/ power/movement has a direction. A distorted direction gives a distorted movement. Like in any current the message does not come through clearly.
Muscles and movements have a direction and a “ Range of movement” (ROM). Habits and exercise do influence this ROM. Most people copy movements with a wrong ROM. The muscles and movement ability becomes distorted and the pattern disrupted. Hereby it is possible to recognize the following;
This does sound wrong but it has proven in many practical situations that a wrong move as standard demands adaption of the body. When the adaption is made the right movement suddenly becomes a “wrong move”. By adaption, the body has changed a pattern from wrong to “right”. This is one reason why in many gyms worldwide people do the most awful exercises with no apparent danger or negative result. Unless they move one step too far, they increase weight, speed or another segment which crosses the physical threshold. If that happens the body collapse and injuries occur often into a direct chronical evolving situation.
With each movement the 3 founding powers must be taken into consideration;
All training should have a function. Any exercise is a waste of time if the goal is not clear. A goal is a random selection of reasons why a person should do a movement. Performance, crossing borders, setting records are the goal of less than 1 % of the world population. All others focus on daily activities, work, proper lifestyle and so on. Due to this, every movement should be taken into consideration as practical, functional, possible to apply an individual. Not a single movement should be taken for granted neither standardized. This said it is impossible to offer every person individualized training/exercise facilities with equipment. Standardization is a commercial must. It is not possible for commercial companies to manufacture products that fit every individual. Here the expertise of the person or assistant (physiotherapist, personal trainer, doctor or otherwise specialized person) comes in place. Technical application knowledge and the individual adaption to it need “strange eyes” for the best results.
Starting physical activities need guidelines that are general but flexible to apply on a personal level.
What are the “rules” for strengthening body and mind to reach a high age:
These general rules are easy to apply when given to the individual.