Over the following days, I will briefly go over some of the lectures at this year’s PSTM conference in Wroclaw. These short articles will not be exhaustive summaries but rather a collection of bullet points on the most important concepts and ideas (in my opinion). Today, I cover Petra Valouchova’s lecture on the application of dns principles in training and sport performance.
I will hold this one very short. The gist of it was that breathing is important, as is spinal stabilization. The diaphragm is heavily involved in stabilization, so trunk stability and respiration are heavily codependent. I honestly do not like to be negative, but for me the whole lecture was very basic biomechanics, with tons of marketing, ie, trying to sell the DNS courses. Pity, I was looking forward to that one. To be totally fair, though, I did not attend the follow up talk, where clinical case studies were presented and discussed. That may have been better, I really can not say. Well, you only get to make one first impression. Tomorrow I will release the next summary, so stay tuned.
Until then, don’t get hurt