Joint Mechanics: Levers or Hydraulics?
The more I consider the "how" of human movement the less I am convinced that we operate as a lever system. If we truly were a lever system our bodies would literally implode during heavy resistance or plyometric training. We simply don't have rigid enough frames to support these activities. There has to be something else facilitating movement. That is why I now see movement as the byproduct of an internal hydraulic system. In this article I want to discuss why we may ac