Sunday, November 27, 2011

Neural Training For Grip, Pt. 1

Some finer details I missed or failed to mention in my video are listed below:

1) Although I was focused primarily on motor neurons which transmit impulses away from the brain and spinal cord (CNS) there's 2 other classes of neurons I didn't expound upon and those are sensory neurons and interneurons, Sensory neurons transmit impulses to the spinal cord and brain from all parts of the body. Interneurons
are connecting neurons that conduct impulses from sensory neurons to motor neurons.

2) The nervous system that leaves the CNS and branches out to the remaining nervous system is the peripheral nervous system (PNS).

3) Motor neurons fire and cause muscle contractions. Muscle fibers themselves don't fire as some falsely believe.

4) Main point of the video explanation is how the CNS through rate coding can increase force output to the hands from performing explosive movements which I termed as ballistic type movements. Rate coding is where the frequency at which the motor neurons fire is increased and the summation of this increased frequency causes more force output.

5) My next video in the series will cover another method of ballistic training with a grip machine.

Stay Tuned!!!