I recommend a thorough understanding of Hans Selye’s general and local adaptation syndrome concepts. This suggests that whatever the actual health problem – and in fact the more complex the problem the more important this formula becomes – it is essential to appreciate that almost all health issues can be seen to represent failed/or failing, adaptation. Once this is understood it becomes important to consider which adaptive stressors can be identified – whether lifestyle, biomechanical, biochemical or psychosocial – and how these can be modified or eliminated. These adaptive stressors represent one facet of the therapeutic equation, which might involve postural, respiratory, nutritional, behavioral or functional factors. The other part of the equation that needs to be considered relates to way(s) in which functionality might be enhanced, so that the stress burden can be better managed. Aspects of this would entail improved strength, stability, flexibility and mobility – along with sleep, rest, exercise etc.
So the bottom line of this therapeutic formula boils down to – reduce the adaptive load, while improving function. The only other choice is to treat symptoms. Into this mix it is also critical that we tailor the therapeutic interventions to the ability of the individual to respond positively – so that treatment doesn’t become yet another stress burden.
(courtesy of Jason Lomond)
I see a lot of comparison to fatigue models in pain and rehab to performance as I have mentioned often they are brothers and sisters; replace health issues above with performance and we can make an argument that all "lack of" or ability to increase performance is on the humans ability to adapt: skill, work, etc…adapt and survive and possiibly win!
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3 tough hang power clean
Row 400 m @ best 500 m row pace
rest walk 4 min after set 1, add 30 sec to rest/set
(add weight to HPC per set)
A. Close Grip Bench Press @ 40X1; 6,4,2,6,4,2; rest 3 min
10 tough KBS heavy
Run 400 m – work on efficiency
rest walk 3 min
Run 5 min @ Z1 warm up
Run 30 sec @ high tempo working on breathing
Walk 30 sec briskly x 10
Run 5 min @ Z1 cool down
rest as needed
A. Snatch – build to a tough single
B. Clean Grip DL – build to a tough single
C. WTd Dips – 2-3 x 3; rest 3 min
rest as needed
10 box jumps – 36/30"
20 box jumps – 36/30"
30 box jumps – 36/30"
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