IN THE NEWS...

B&B Co-Owner, Ashley Benson, was recently published from the PhysicalMind Institute introducing new programing called 360 CONDITIONING.  We use this method to improve balance and stabilization for our athletes.  Read the article and watch the video below straight from the PMI Newsletter... 


 Ashley Benson has developed new programming aptly named  360 , a Perturbation and Stability Program. We have attached her programming below. She is available for 1-on-1 online training  here  or e-mail her at  ashley@ashleybensonfitness.com

Ashley Benson has developed new programming aptly named 360, a Perturbation and Stability Program. We have attached her programming below. She is available for 1-on-1 online training here or e-mail her at ashley@ashleybensonfitness.com

 TYE4® Perturbation & Stability Technique
( 4-5 reps each)

 
1. Static Balance Pull: 
Puller standing walking around as client balances. Arms out to sides, extended to the front, or up to help.  Repeat both sides.  Variation: Knee UP.  Puller can increase speed and pull force to recruit firing in a 360º pattern.

SET 1 Pull standing leg

SET 2 Pull non-stable leg


2. Reverse Lunge Pull: Puller standing using 3 pulling positions: Arms out to side, extended to the front, or up. Position changes creates muscle confusion requiring differing muscle recruitment. 

SET 1 Right leg balance and left leg lunge:
a.. Puller stands behind Lunger on right side and pulls right side standing leg bungee.
b. Puller moves to side and pulls right standing leg bungee.
SET 2 Left leg balance and right leg lunge:
a. Puller holds left balance leg bungee and pulls across front body.   
 b. Puller holds right bungee and pulls out to sides.
SET 3 Puller switches sides and repeats sets 1 & 2 on other side.

 

3. Hands & Knees: Puller sitting and pulling out with variations: side/ downward/ back.  Repeat on both sides

SET 1 Pull right LB (stabilizing side): Left leg, right arm lifts. Arm down, Left leg only lifts. Left leg hamstring curl. Left leg knee bent, press ups for glutes.
SET 2 Continue pulling Right LB, client switches sides:  Right leg, left arm lifts. Arm down,  Right leg only lifts. Right leg hamstring curl. Right leg knee bent, press ups for glutes.
SET 3 & 4 Puller switches sides and client repeats sequence on both sides. Clients feel specific abdominal firing and glutes rather than the typical hamstring and low back activity. Better recruitment of  adductors and also  strengthening at the  angles.

4. Supine: Puller sitting and pulling out to side. Repeat on other side. Use a variety of supine moves. Try bicycle kicks.  Recruits adductors, hip stabilizers, stabilizing core muscles.  

5. Bridging:   Puller sitting and  pulling LB out to side. Repeat other side.  Leg bungee pulled frees hands for Arm Bungee Back Cross to support thoracic. Encourages anchoring through opposite heel. Clients feel glute firing.

BENEFITS:

  • strengthen clients with limited mobility.
  • challenge strong clients with  muscle confusion.
  • increase  abdominal awareness/participation.
  • increase awareness of  anchoring.
  • wake up the glutes & calm the hamstrings. awareness/ strengthening of feet and ankles.

We passed this sequence along to Clinical Advisor Marika Molnar PT and this is what she had to say:

"Joan, the weight-bearing resistance work is ideal for people of all skill levels! It really incorporates brain/body cognition and challenges the small motor units of the stabilizing musculature. Moving Tye4® bungees in different ways incorporates some perturbation challenges that are great for balance training as well as for bone strengthening! Please tell Ashley to keep doing these great creative workouts!! The less bored people are when they move the better their movement vocabulary and it never becomes just maintenance! I would also suggest varying the speed work of either the student, the teacher or both! Thank you for sharing this with me." -Marika

* Marika Molnar PT:   is a highly respected physical therapist known around the world for her expertise in the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of dance injuries. Through her work she has developed a sophisticated understanding of movement and healthy functioning of the human body as well as sharp observational assessment skills. She is the director of Westside Dance Physical Therapy a private practice in New York specializing in the rehabilitation of dance injuries. She was the President of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science; the Director of Physical Therapy Services for the New York City Ballet; and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal for Dance Medicine and Science for which she has written several articles. She is considered to be a pioneer in the field of Dance Medicine. She has lectured and taught not only in the U.S. and Canada, but also in England, Israel, Japan, and Mexico. She is Clinical Advisor for the PhysicalMind Institute®, where she has presented several workshops on osteoporosis and more recently a Gait Analysis Workshop.


We are honored to be highlighted by the PhysicalMind Institute!