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Cerebral Palsy and Alter G Rehabilitation

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Written by Nikki Lodge

Cerebral Palsy is an umbrella term that refers to a group of disorders that affects a persons movement patterns and posture, as a result of damage to the brain during pregnancy or shortly after birth. The underweighting technology of the Alter G enables individuals to perform physical activities, which they previously couldn’t, by reducing the impact of gravity by selecting any weight between 20% and 100% of their body weight by 1% increments. The benefits allow for neuromuscular re-education in a fail-safe environment, which helps those with injuries or developmental disorders to train their legs to walk or even run with little to no pain. This can help to improve to individuals overall quality of life. Read More...

The benefits of strength training for endurance athletes

Strength Training for Endurance Athletes
Concurrent training is often met with skepticism in endurance sports. However, within the literature, there seems to be a general acceptance on shifting from type I to Type II muscle fibers with predominantly anaerobic and strength based exercise for endurance athletes.

Recent research has illustrated that introducing concurrent heavy strength and endurance training illicit improved time trial in elite cyclists. Changes in rate of force development in these endurance athletes lead to a greater 45 minute time trial result without increases in hypertrophy or body mass. Perhaps indicating, that with more efficient and effective training, including the introduction of strength training, performance gains can be made.