Dr. Anthony Blazevich is a Professor of Biomechanics in the School of Medical and Health Sciences and Director of the Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research (CESSR). He teaches biomechanics and neurophysiology and is well-known for his research in sports biomechanics, neurophysiology, and strength and conditioning. Dr. Blazevich is an expert in muscle and tendon physiology, nervous system signaling, and other important facets of athletic performance.
Dr. Blazevich makes his home in Perth, Australia. He holds a Ph.D. in Sports Biomechanics from Southern Cross University and has earned multiple national and international awards, including the Certificate of Research Excellence, Highest Number Higher Degree by Research Completions in Faculty 2014, Edith Cowan University. He has also published countless articles in his field of study.
Dr. Blazevich gives his insight into topics that the sports performance and sport science industry tends to be a bit polarized on, such as static stretching and potentiation in warming up for a competition. He also goes in-depth on loaded stretching protocols and benefits, as well as muscle fascicle length concepts and ideas on eccentric training.
In this podcast, Dr. Anthony Blazevich and Joel discuss:
- Whether static stretching should be used in the warm-up.
- Loaded and PNF stretching.
- Static stretching as a return from injury protocol.
- Improving muscle fascicle length with eccentric training.
- The use of eccentric training and its impact on athletic performance.
- Increasing muscle temperatures to increase output.
Podcast total run time is 1:27:25.
Keywords: static stretching, eccentric training, PNF, biomechanics