Phil Wharton

Health, Fitness & Dieting

Author Profile

Phil   Wharton

Phil Wharton's commitment to Active-Isolated became solidified over twenty years ago after implementation of the work allowed him to overcome debilitating scoliosis and go on to become a national-class marathoner. The Whartons have helped people of all ages and stages of life. Additionally, they have trained and rehabilitated athletic luminaries from professional soccer players to dancers on the Broadway stage, track and field stars, and Olympic gold medalists.

Books

The Whartons’ Strength Book

Health, Fitness & Dieting

he Whartons’ Strength Book: Lower Body is your resource for muscular rebalancing and joint-integrity strengthening for the following regions: Upper Legs, Hips, Trunk – Extended Core, Lower Legs, Ankles, and Feet. You will learn the keys to stability through this biomechanically correct and physiologically sound process. The Whartons have taken the mystery and confusion out of attaining optimum health, providing simple solutions to complicated problems. Using the Active-Isolated techniques introduced in the Whartons' Stretch Book ("Athletes rave about the program by this father-son team"-USA Today), you'll learn how to create a personal training program backed by sound scientific principles and specifically tailored to your unique health and fitness goals.

Book Bubbles from The Whartons’ Strength Book

Sweat the Technique

At some point in your training you will have to get in The Whartson Strength Zone® – that is, engage in joint-integrity strength. And when you do so pay attention to what you are doing; like the flexibility work, details matter. For Example: The abductor exercise – in this exercise it is important that (1) the toe of the exercising leg points downward during the entire time and (2) proper alignment is maintained – from the shoulder to the hip to the toe – so that the exercising leg does not drift forward. If you fail to maintain this correct form you will no longer be isolating the abductor, thus defeating the point of the exercise.

What equipment is needed?

The Whartons Strength Zone® exercises are easy to do at home. All you need are some ankle weights (for lower body exercises) and, in fact, many people - when they first start this strength work - have to begin with no weight.

The Whartons’ Complete Strength Book

Health, Fitness & Dieting

The Whartons' Complete Strength Book is the definitive guide to ensuring muscular balance and stability, providing postural alignment, preventing injury, and achieving optimum health. Using the Active-Isolated techniques introduced in the Whartons' Stretch Book ("Athletes rave about the program by this father-son team"-USA Today), you'll learn how to create a personal training program backed by sound scientific principles and specifically tailored to your unique health and fitness goals.

Book Bubbles from The Whartons’ Complete Strength Book

Statistics Bear This Out

It is estimated that rotator cuff injuries alone affect over 3 million people in the US every year.

Wrong

It is A strategy, but it is not necessarily the best. It may be, it may not be. As always, one has to look at THE BIG PICTURE.

"Valiant Compensations"

...but (as is often the case with compensatory behavior) there are long-term negative consequences to these adaptations, namely in the form of muscular imbalances.

Active-Isolated Strength

This is a crucial point: a slight shift in focus = a big difference in outcome.

Key Concepts

Important to understand the basic principles behind the exercises you are performing.

The Whartons’ Strength Book

Health, Fitness & Dieting

The Whartons’ Strength Book: Upper Body is your resource for muscular rebalancing and joint-integrity strengthening for the following regions: Shoulders; Neck; and Arm, Wrist, Elbow, and Hands. You will learn the keys to stability through this biomechanically correct and physiologically sound process. The Whartons have taken the mystery and confusion out of attaining optimum health, providing simple solutions to complicated problems. Using the Active-Isolated techniques introduced in the Whartons' Stretch Book ("Athletes rave about the program by this father-son team"-USA Today), you'll learn how to create a personal training program backed by sound scientific principles and specifically tailored to your unique health and fitness goals.

Book Bubbles from The Whartons’ Strength Book

This is why...

It works.

Carpal Tunnel Relief

It is estimated that 3% of adults (cdc.gov) are afflicted with carpal tunnel, resulting in an average of 23 days of missed work per person at a cost of 2 billion dollars a year (womenshealth.gov). This is a fantastic exercise to address carpal tunnel and other repetitive stress injuries of the hand by strengthening the flexor muscles of the region.

True Story

Diligent application of active-isolated flexibility and strengthening allowed me to overcome a 33-degree curvature of the spine and become a national class marathoner. It is my pleasure to bring this work to others.

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