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Old 01-28-2013, 07:33 AM   #24
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Re: Int. Vs. Ext - resisting a push

Chris Hein wrote: View Post
For this "resisting a push" problem, the best way I can think of to solve the problem is to create the smallest angle between the incoming force and the ground.

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The greater the angle between the force and the support (the ground) the more muscular force it will take to resist the force. By creating the smallest angle possible we will use less force from the muscles by aligning the skeletal structure.The skeletal structure will take more of the force, requiring less muscle, and taxing the muscular/energetic body less.

This example cannot be done from all angles at the same time. It uses muscular force and skeletal alignment to work.

I'm interested in hearing/seeing other examples of how this problem might be solved in an 'internal' way.
See attached. In my mind and body it's more like this. Via relaxation and mental intent you change the angles of the force and how it moves through you. It's something that has to be felt and practiced to really understand that it happens. I once heard someone use the term mentally directed force vectors and it sounded good, so sure, why not, but again, that's outside the scope of this thread, but what others have said about not giving the force anywhere to rest on you is perfectly valid. Muscle tension creates those resting spots. Oh and what you said about creating the shortest angle/distance from the force is also valid, but it's not done by using alignment.
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Last edited by chillzATL : 01-28-2013 at 07:43 AM.
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