It is only within the last 20-30 years that we have the imaging equipment that allows us to look at the fascial system in vivo. For 500 years, surgeons disregarded the fascial system as if it was just filler material.
Building Stronger Fascia
When you do omni-directional sub-maximal loading, you create layers of fascia around muscles and joints that just give it more stability and integrity. When the body senses more stability and integrity around it, it allows higher recruitment patterns, which results in more strength.
The Whole Body System
The muscle-bone concept presented in most of our standard anatomical descriptions gives a purely mechanical model of movement where levers and other things tend to exist. But in reality, there is a seamless picture of integration that is viewed in the living body. What moves joints is not just a muscle and bone concept. It …
Healthy Fascia vs. Dying Fascia
Healthy fascia is rich with bonded water proteins that allow for better shape stability and more dynamism within the tissue. The aging process is a process of dehydration. We want to fortify the issues with your training, but also good nutrition and good hydration strategies, good movement strategies throughout the day to keep this tissue …
Weight Training vs. Isokinetic Training
Studies have shown that the human anatomy has the ability to generate greater force at the end ranges of motion when the muscle is at its shortest length while using isokinetic machines, as compared to traditional weightlifting. When we use traditional weights, mechanical advantage and momentum of the weight play a big role. It’s like …
Learn how fascia is remodeled in a rate-load specific manner.
Active vs. Inactive Fascia
ACTIVE FASCIA is lattice-shaped, and becomes more DYNAMIC, STRONG, and more effectively stores and releases ENERGY??? LESS ACTIVE FASCIA becomes very matted and leads to a higher chance of INJURY?
Optimal training is about co-contraction – the essence of creating stiffness. How fast you can run, how high you can jump… it all depends on your ability to create stiffness. When you create co-contractions through the fascia system, you create a mechanical composite. What are mechanical composites? The fascia system helps to facilitate co-contraction of …
10 Truths About Fascia
1. Fascia is a newly discovered organ system that permeates the entire body. 2. Fascia tissue surrounds and permeates every muscle, organ, and structure in the body. 3. Fascia tissue has 10 times more proprioceptors than muscle. 4. Fascia is the body’s largest and fastest network signaling system. 5. You are born with your entire …
Muscle Fibers vs. Tendons for Increasing Speed
Why athletes are fast and explosive is more based on their tendons and connective tissue than muscle fiber typing. Find out WHY and how to use this science to train better athletes.