In every direction... movement is propelled by rotation at the hip joint. Rotation is the end-range motion of every hip muscle and the first thing lost in a tight muscle.
One machine.... 21 muscles. Loading rotational force trains muscles to lengthen & contract the way they do in movement.
Muscles lie diagonally ... they function optimally by contracting in a diagonal...and frequently spiral direction. Kabat et.al 1959.
Gravity is the dominant force in training... gravity misses diagonal fibers that provide a full length contraction... setting up tightness, instability & muscle imbalance. Diagonals bias the tight fiber.
A regular muscle contraction bypasses tight muscle fiber... isometrics apply force directly to tight fiber to restore muscle function.
Functional exercises miss the natural muscle function in locomotion.... rotation. STANDINGFIRM® for true transfer to life's movement.
When a muscle has lost lengthening ability (tight) ... it cannot fully contract (load).
"I use StandingFirm® for deep glute activation with my athletes."
Josh Seligman MS, ATC, RSCC
Major League Specialist Milwaukee Brewers
"We have done exercises with our players and have seen an immediate response."
Aaron Nelson ATC, NBA ATC of the Year
Head Athletic Trainer Phoenix Suns
"We use the StandingFirm® in our pre-game and strength training routines."
Joe Kessler MS, ATC
Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach
"StandingFirm® is able to stretch and strengthen the hip area with various ranges of motion and resistance, something that is very hard to do."
Gavin MCMillian Founder Sports Science Lab
San Juan Capistrano, CA
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