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 Dr. Luis Mesquita’s lecture on Skills vs Capacities – Implications for Athletic Performance.
- Technical model
- Position – Do I have adequate mobility and stability
- Pattern – Technical skill, efficiency in moving between positions
- Power – Strength qualities
The same technical error can result from different limiting factors in different athletes
- Remove body parts
- Bilateral vs unilateral
- Loaded vs unloaded
- Active vs passive
Test seated. If possible, it is a motor control issue If not, unload further, aslr. Finally, do it passively. This will finally distinguish between mobility and stability issues.
Bottom Line: Don’t try to fix a capacity issue with skill training. Don’t try to fix a skill issue in the gym.
Tomorrow I will post another summary, so make sure to check in again. So long, don’t get hurt