The Human Body cannot lie. If you use the scientific principles within
the Sport Maniac programs, you optimize your success and minimize your risk.
The Sport Maniac has been built upon 20+ years of research conducted by our
Content Development Team. The research has
resulted in over 100 publications in scientific journals. Numerous awards from
the medical community have been received for this work.
The first stage of product development entailed identifying the specific skills
required of the sport. The developers performed fine wire electroymyographic
(EMG) research on each of these skills. They inserted fine wires into the muscles
and then had the athletes perform their skills. The wires transmitted the natural
electrical current output by the muscles to a telemetry transmitter, which relayed
the information to a computer. They quantified the amount of muscle electrical
activity in order to discern which muscles were the most important, when their
activity was recruited and how they fired. It was from this that they know which
muscles are most important for each skill requirement.
The fine wires are inserted into the muscles.
The ends of the wires are attached to ground plates, and the ground plates are
attached to a telemetry transmitter which is worn around the athlete’s waist.
The athlete then performs the activity while the muscle activity is recorded.
The Content Developers also performed EMG research on specific exercises. They
wanted to be able to select the most effective and efficient exercises for each
of the athletic skills. So, in separate studies, wires were inserted into the
muscles of people performing various exercises. Once this was completed, the Content
Developers were able to discern the optimal exercises for each athletic skill.
So, for each sport – and for the physical tasks within a sport, we identified
what muscles were the most important, when and how they functioned and then which
exercises would best met the physiological requirements.
VIDEO OF MUSCLES ACTIVE IN THE GOLF SWING
This video demostrates the muscles contributing to the various parts of a golf swing.
EXAMPLE OF MUSCLES ACTIVE IN THE GOLF SWING
Images used with permission, Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center
EXAMPLE OF MUSCLES ACTIVE IN THE BASEBALL PITCH
Images used with permission, Frank W. Jobe Foundation and Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center