Muscle Balance, Training,
Would we like
our youth to have equal muscle balance on both the left and the right sides?
Ever try doing something with your other hand? The Finch Windmill
allows us to work out both sides of our body, providing muscle balance.
activities (batting, throwing, golf, tennis, bowling, and volleyball) are
resistance sports. We are creating resistance within our own torso to do
something against the opposite side. Example, pitching, hold back with the
left side, throw with the right. The stronger we can make our opposite side
(the side you rarely use) the more resistance we can create. We can get the
job done faster, quicker, and more deliberate-bat speed, a golf swing, as
tennis serve, or a volleyball spike.
try to take a lid off of a new jar of jelly? Couldn't get it off with your
strong side but after trying a couple of times you switch to your weak side
and you get it off. Why? Did you loosen the lid with your strong arm or did
you create more resistance by using your weak hand against your strong side?
When you throw a
ball, swing a golf club or a tennis racquet; do you have much resistance
other than the weight of that object (a few ounces) and air for resistance?
If you do that activity every other day, say for 45 min. are you going to
get very much stronger? Is your endurance going to increase or how about
your speed? Will you be working out your other side? (the weak side)
groups are all it takes to do those activities. If we add resistance are we
then recruiting, training and coordinating secondary muscle groups to come
to our aid when called upon. Do people in general or particularly females
have weak mid and lower backs? How important are these muscle groups? Ever
twist your torso the other way? By making these areas stronger, are we
talking injury prevention?
If you get your
athlete to work out at a higher level they can reach in a game (last strike,
last serve, longer drive on the 18th hole), then they are less prone to
Ever seen a
pitcher, tennis player, carpenter with an over-developed side? This may
cause problems in the future, such as neck and shoulder problems, spine
curvature, or stiffness.
If we want to
get faster and quicker, in a safe way, what are our choices? Better
mechanics and exercise are our answers. In only 3-4 minutes a day your
athlete can achieve both better mechanics and exercise with the Finch
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