Gymchat 257 - Muscle Activation Techniques (Eric Seifert)

How does it all work?


How do you assess - and correct - muscular imbalances? Is there any value to isometric exercises, and how do you perform them?

What about active vs passive stretching - should you be doing one or the other, and when?

We'll be touching on all of these areas and a whole lot more in this week's discussion. Tackling this will be Core Strength's Eric Seifert, joined by Strength Athlete & Personal Trainer Josh Hewett. Fantastic.


NB : We'd love to hear your questions and comments. If there's a particular subject you'd like Eric and Josh to address, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat and leave a comment or jump in the Hangout and ask it directly.

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Details -

Who : Core Strength's Eric Seifert, Personal Trainer and Strength Athlete Josh Hewett, and You
Topic : Muscle Activation Techniques
When : Monday Sep 15, 8:00pm EDT (the Event page shows what time that is in your local timezone).
How : Watch the live stream, join the hangout (just add Top Form Fitness to one of your circles, and Josh'll send out the URL when the Hangout starts), or jump in the Q&A on the Event page itself. We'll also post the full video on the main site shortly after the Gymchat.


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Previously : In Gymchat 256 we discussed Injury Prevention & Management (with Exercise Physiologist John Paul Catanzaro and Personal Trainer and Strength Athlete Josh Hewett). Great conversation.

If you missed the live stream (or just want to go over a particular point again), you can watch the entire video here.


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