Procedos logical reasoning - research of training metods towards the results

  1. Movement Variability (MV)
  • There is no available research on ideal MV or movement capability, so we have to use logical reasoning.

  • In most cases* the clients seem to find their optimal way of performing the task or exercise. As coaches, our responsibility is to observe, give cues, and create other learning opportunities.

  • Does MV give the user better flexibility to adapt to different environments?

  • Restrictions in movement can become low MV.

  • A stable behavior can be performed in varying ways. MR seems to increase with practice.

  • We need to make novel changes to an exercise if we want to increase the stable MV.

  • Complex movement increases the demand for self-organization.

  • “Promoting complex variation in human movement allows either motor development or

    the recovery of function after injury. This is determined by the active engagement of the

    individual within the environment.” (3)

  • In triple-jumpers: as performance increased, variability decreased. At expert level the

    variability increased again, increasing the flexibility of the skill allowing adaptations to

    other scenarios of the task. (5)

  • Rehab: Speeding up the re-learning of movement, not the healing process?

“Research is needed on potential benefits of differential training as an approach to physical rehabilitation and exercise prescription that could counteract psychological and physical effects of disease and illness in sub-elite populations. For example, enhancing the complexity and variability of movement patterns in exercise prescription programs might alleviate effects of depression in non-athletic populations and physical effects of repetitive strain injuries experienced by athletes in elite and developing sport programs.” – Dr. Schollhorn

“Our theoretical analysis revealed differential training as a method by which neurobiological system variability could be harnessed to facilitate health benefits of exercise training. It was observed that this approach emphasizes the importance of using individualized programs in rehabilitation and exercise, rather than group-based strategies to exercise prescription” (1)

As soon as our athletes have full control over movement, we want to modify the exercise to create an increase in MV in the specific exercise that might or might not have transfer to the sport.
In the end, creating an athlete with high controlled MV and the ability to create power and absorb forces with high controlled MV is exactly what we want to create with Procedos training system.