After today’s long run, I decided to spend a solid pomodoro stretching.
I did just over 20 minutes of Trigger Point Performance Therapy, supporting Self-Myofacial Release Massage. What are the benefits of this type of exercise? Here’s some information copied and pasted from the companies’ website. This is great! I really appreciate the following quote.
“WHAT YOU TOLERATE, YOU ACCEPT.”
It is important to realize this and more importantly how this simple statement applies to all of us – in all aspects of our lives. What comes to mind is government and its’ role in the lives of American citizens. Our government is corrupt and has been infiltrated and is run by global elite banksters. Our American society tolerates this and accepts it. Our American society has grown complacent and lazy, accepting the bloated government on all levels as “normal” and “ordinary.” We are likely the only country whose population in poverty has an overwhelming number of obese people. Think about this. What you tolerate, you accept.
This post is not about government, this is about Fitness. Do not tolerate an unhealthy life. Do not accept your well-being as good enough. I often speak to people about plants and trees. Like these organisms, we are not much different. We are either growing, or we are dying. There is no stasis – just a constant ebb and flow of change and transition. Incorporation of healthy eating, exercise, rest and finding balance in life is important. All of these factors allow us to find balance in the three areas that take up most of our time as human beings. Sleep, work and personal activities comprise the bulk of most people’s lives.
Do not let any one of these activities dominate. Not properly moderating our activity throws our life out of balance. When we are out of balance, we are unhealthy. When we tolerate being unhealthy, we accept our lives as unbalanced. When we accept this lack of balance routinely, we forget about our ability to achieve balance and harmony in our lives.
Now, back to the benefits of Trigger Point Performance Therapy. Try it and experience the benefits for yourself!
Self awareness is everything. Most people don’t understand that what you tolerate you accept, but it is a reality. Think about it. The more you sit in traffic, the more you get used to the traffic. Eventually you say, “this is normal for me, the traffic isn’t that bad, I barely notice it any longer.” Yet, there is a non-moving mass of cars surrounding you — this is called grid-lock. Loss of tissue tolerance and the art of aging is similar in nature. The physical difference is basically the same, you become “locked” and consider it “normal”. I really want you to think about this; what you tolerate, you accept.
With Trigger Point Performance Therapy you are able to see/feel what you’ve been tolerating. You become aware of the limitations AND the potential you have as the TPPT tools bring needed body awareness.
The first steps in understanding the aches and pains of the body:
The muscles in the lower leg all connect in the foot.
Foot is the foundation for the body. The foot is first and last thing to hit the ground each day, giving it the greatest influence on overall biomechanics. As the foot goes, so goes the rest of the body.
If the foot can strike the ground confidently, the rest of the body will move confidently. However if there is fear of pain, or if the foot has become rigid and dysfunctional due to loss of tissue tolerance in the muscles of the lower leg, biomechanics will be compromised and aches and pains will follow.
“MANY PEOPLE WANT TO WEAR A FERRARI ON THEIR FOOT, BUT THEY HAVE THE SUSPENSION OF A PINTO.”
– Cassidy Phillips
THE CHAIN REACTION
Every bone has muscle and fascia that surrounds it, and every joint has a muscle and a tendon that support it. Muscles are designed to create and maintain structural integrity in the body through proper force couples and length tension relationships. Structural integrity of the muscles produces proper biomechanics through intra and inter muscular coordination.
The biomechanical chain reaction, beginning with the foot, can take dysfunction from the lower leg all the way up to the quads, hip, IT band and even the lower back. Trigger Point Performance Therapy addresses biomechanical efficiency within the body from the ground up.
Similar to the structure of a well-built house, the foundation of the body begins at the foot and is built by establishing a sound and efficient base. The stronger the foundation, the more positive response the body will yield as a whole.
The sequence of events described above illustrates why addressing the entire biomechanical chain, not just one problem area, is important. By performing Myofascial Compression Techniques tissue tolerance will increase as length tension relationships and elasticity are restored, resulting in enhanced mobility and improved overall biomechanics.
Structurally, we have very little control over the development of our bones. At Trigger Point Performance Therapy we have geared our attention to the soft tissue of skeletal muscle because we know we can make dramatic improvements over time that will ultimately change how the body moves as a whole. Efficiency of movement is the result of pliable skeletal muscle tissue that allows the body to do what it naturally was created to do.
“WHAT YOU TOLERATE, YOU ACCEPT.”
– Cassidy Phillips
Core Competency is defined as the competency and/or structural integrity of the trunk muscles and their ability to stabilize the spine and transfer force efficiently between the supported extremities.
False Fulcrums: Loss of muscle tissue tolerance leads to altered biomechanics, forcing the creation False Fulcrums throughout the body. These False Fulcrums limit the body’s ability to produce, reduce, and stabilize force while creating the potential for pain and injury. False Fulcrums form above and below the major fulcrums of the body creating excessive stress and dysfunction.