The Cybex Research Institute, under the guidance of Dr. Paul Juris,
has the directive of discovering the scientific truths that verify the information
disseminated to the fitness community and the products engineered by Cybex International.
In this section, "The Truth on Fitness", the Institute will examine a variety of
pertinent fitness topics, and present credible basic science and evidence-based
conclusions that will help our readers make smart decisions about their own fitness
methods and practices. To learn more about the truth on fitness, click on a link
Anterior knee pain is the most common complaint amongst physically active children
and adults seeking medical treatment in sports medicine clinics, accounting for
62% of all knee injuries, according to Scott and Winter (1990).
Physioballs, balance boards, tilt disks, foam rollers and pads, inflated rubber
disks, and Bosu's™ are all objects conspicuously placed around the floors of virtually
every gym. Collectively, they comprise a class of exercise known as unstable training.
But should we use unstable surfaces? To read the full analysis presented by Dr.
Paul Juris, click on the title above.
Spend enough time in a weight room, and you'll eventually hear a trainer ask their
client, "can you feel your muscles contracting?" Sometimes the question takes the
form of, "where do you feel it?" As if there is some doubt as to which muscles are
actually working during a given exercise. In more deliberate approaches, some contemporary
strength training modalities specifically direct the performer's attention to the
activation of individual muscles.
Of the myriad tenets associated with ground based, or terminally fixed exercises,
the most axiomatic appears to be the alignment of the knee over the foot.
When it comes to matters of finance, cash is king. This simple, yet powerful, phrase
suggests that with all of the creative mechanisms for counting assets, the only
thing with true intrinsic value is cash in hand.