Eric Igenfritz is a functional movement specialist working on the human musculoskeletal system and the training of this system to improve athletic performance while significantly reducing injury. Eric has extensive experience helping volleyball players for beach and indoor with volleyball training, volleyball workouts, volleyball injury prevention and more. Eric can be reach directly at eric @ humanmovementlab.com and 404-247-0100.
The half-kneeling rotational cross-body lift exercise is a great FMS corrective exercise that works on core & hip stability and left-to-right symmetry.
In volleyball rotational stability is critical for many of the volleyball skills. By going into the half-kneeling position we’re taking the legs out of the equation and putting a lot more work into the hips and trunk (Core).
This is an upper body chop PNF pattern that helps develop trunk and lower body stability, upper body strength and rotary mobility executed from a half kneeling stance. In volleyball rotational stability is critical for many of the volleyball skills like spiking yet too few athletes really put attention into this important element of volleyball training and the result is often volleyball injuries.
This exercise is designed to both assess right and left contribution of the hip hinge under an asymmetrical load and increase single leg contralateral deadlift strength. The exercise is unique in that it allows you to fully appreciate the beauty of learning how to stabilize on one leg, while training each side of your body without favoring or over-compensating.
The Half-Kneeling Core Activation Exercise is great warm up, cool down or even core exercise to add to any volleyball training workout to help build your core and make sure it fires correctly.
One of the fastest ways to fix nagging lower-back, shoulder or neck problems is to improve mid-back mobility with targeted thoracic spine exercises. The thoracic spine rotation mobilization with diaphragm breathing volleyball exercise is one of the best exercises older players can do to reduce back problems.
Single leg raises with core activation is a great FMS volleyball training exercise that will reduce many common volleyball injuries including back injuries while also helping your bodies muscular system fire more effectively.
This video features Andor Gyulai and Eric Ilgenfritz discussing Andor’s test results from the functional movement screen. This video is extremely insightful and will offer incredible insights into the new science of volleyball training and injury prevention.
Core exercises are critical to increasing performance and avoiding injuries when playing volleyball. Chopping exercises improve core rotation strength which is critical to more effectively transfer force between your upper and lower body, and ultimately spike harder, jump higher and move faster. Building core rotational strength in the critical core muscles stabilizes your spine, allowing you to be more balanced as you move on the court.
In this video Volleyball1on1 Owner Andor Gyulai is given his results from a Functional Movement Screen (FMS) performed by Eric Ilgenfritz. The Functional Movement Screen is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function.
The Functional Movement Screen: “Put simply, the FMS is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function. By screening these patterns, the FMS readily identifies functional limitations and asymmetries. In this video Eric takes Andor Gyulai through the screen and reveals some major movement functional limitations and asymmetries. These problems if untreated will cause volleyball injuries and strength gain limitations.
This video is an introduction to the new science behind musculoskeletal systems training for volleyball. The video features Eric Ilgenfritz of Human Movement Lab as he explains the concepts behind Functional Movement Systems and the Functional Movement Screen. In the video Eric explains the sports / volleyball training hierarchy of Mobility before stability, stability before strength, strength before power, and power before volleyball specific skill.
This video is an introduction to functional movement training with Eric Ilgenfritz on Volleyball1on1.com. Andor Gyulai the owner of Volleyball1on1 in his quest to play on the FIVB sought out experts to help him get stronger physically as well as avoid injury. Eric and his training systems were an important part of Andor’s training especially as it relates to volleyball injuries. By following Eric’s advice Andor within just 2 months was able to sort out his lower back, knee and shoulder pain injuries.