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Just because it feels tight doesn’t mean it is

July 21, 2011


In a recent post on different massage techniques, I talked about how it is crucial to differentiate between tight muscles and lengthened muscles when forming a treatment. One of the more common ways people and various fitness professionals (personal trainers, massage therapists, physical therapists, etc.) perform this differentiation is by asking the client/patient, “What feels […]

“Shooting baskets”

July 20, 2011


Here is a testimonial talking about how improved strength can have an impact on aspects of life you didn’t even realize. Thanks for the write-up Marilyn! Shooting Baskets… Coordination, physical ability of any kind for that matter, was never my strong suit! I was usually the last girl chosen on the playground and the first […]

One way to lose 106lbs

July 11, 2011


I plateaued in my weight loss over the last 10 years.  I chose to have bariatric surgery, but still needed tools help me lose weight and keep it off.  I knew that just restricted eating and the weight loss that comes with that was not sufficient.  I needed an exercise regimen as well.  When I […]

More evidence against snacking

July 11, 2011


A recent study on why Americans have gained weight has been circulating the web; if you’ve read my post on portion control, you can already guess what they found… The researchers acknowledged that people are obviously eating more calories per day but they wanted to examine the way in which we are eating more. That […]

Muscles and onion bags

July 4, 2011


I was listening to an interview with Thomas Myers recently and he used an analogy that really hit home for me. One of relating muscles, and the fascia they are connected to, to onion bags. Picture an onion bag, then picture it in the shape of a diamond: The bag (muscle/fascia) can either be pushed […]