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.
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 …
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.
The 7 Most Important Fascia Chains
(Excerpt from “Fascial Fitness: Fascia oriented training for bodywork and movement thereapies” by Divo G. Muller & Robert Schleip) The fascia interprets our entire body and interlinks as myofascial chains. Understanding this interconnected tension is critical to training your body effectively and promoting longevity. We will introduce the most important fascia lines below. 1. Shoulder-Elbow …
Biological Laws of the Human Body
Bill Parisi, Founder of the Parisi Speed School, discusses the biological laws of the human body as the pertain the athletic performance.
The Catapult Mechanism: Elastic Recoil of Fascial Tissues
(Excerpt from “Fascial Fitness: Fascia oriented training for bodywork and movement thereapies” by Divo G. Muller & Robert Schleip) Kangaroos can hop much farther and faster than can be explained by the force of the contraction of their leg muscles. Under closer scrutiny, scientists discovered that a spring -like action is behind the unique ability: …
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What is Fascia?
Bill Parisi, Founder of Parisi Speed School, explains the fascia system as it pertains to athletic performance.