Alvin has been active in the health and fitness industries for 15 years. He is a dedicated fitness professional who is focussed on achieving the very best outcomes for his client’s with respect to their life-long health and wellbeing. Alvin is constantly upgrading his knowledge by attending various courses, workshops and seminars. He has great passion for resolving clients’ injuries through the effective treatment of trigger points. He is both Master Rehab Trainer certified and an Accredited Kinetic Link Training functional strength coach. He not only loves training his clients’, he also educates them to improve their knowledge. Alvin has a loyal group of followers with his longest clients’ having been training with him for up to 13 years.
What is Kinetic Link training?
Kinetic Link Training is a systematic approach to biomechanical movements rather than muscles. Moreover, it involves integrated full-body movements that the healthy human body should be able to perform while respecting the Kinetic Link Principle.
Additionally, many natural movements are full-body motions requiring co-ordination and inter-linked muscle activation from toes to fingertips via a controlled core. For example, tennis serves to throw a ball.
What are the benefits of Kinetic Link training?
Unfortunately, normal human movement requires sequential motions and concurrently activated muscles, e.g., muscular contraction or movement at one segment in a positive manner. Therefore, Kinetic Link Training helps in improving biomechanical efficiency and stability.
It also improves your control and force generation or speed when it comes to sequential motions. Furthermore, KLT being a functional training, besides focusing on movement, it also relies on internal stability – no benches. It thus, mimics or support activities of daily living and sporting activities.
KLT may involve controlled trunk rotation and limbs crossing the midline Multiple Plane movements, which enrich balance and proprioception. However, Kinetic Link Training requires athletes to use co-ordination and concentration.
Also, functional strength training should improve the ability to perform daily tasks or sports specific activities with ease, efficiency, strength, and control.
KLT focused workouts include;
- Rehab Specific
- Activity Specific
- Sports Specific
Alternatively, a focused workout comprises of 6 KLT exercises which are specific to the movement needs of the individual. Advanced drills are also a progression for neurological demand. For example, using uneven loads and combinations adds inferior push with concentric assistance.
Core control workouts, which comprise of muscle pain slings, are beneficial for lower back pain and spinal rehab. Nevertheless, KLT does not focus on muscles worked but on movements. KLT workouts can build more lean muscles and burn more calories than regular weight-training exercises, which work on isolation.
“Our brains learn movement, not muscles.”
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