What is the posterior chain anyway?
The posterior chain is a group of muscles consisting predominantly of tendons and ligaments on the posterior of the body. Examples of these muscles include the biceps femoris, gluteus maximus, erector spinae muscle group, trapezius, and posterior deltoids. In simpler words, you can say the back, hamstrings and calves.
This group of muscular structure should work together as a unit to extended and stabilize our spine, hips, knees and ankle as we move.
In this technology and computerized world we live in today where many people do not move enough the back of the body becomes weak and compromised. Even if you do exercise more than the average person many of us do not move through enough range of motion or thru enough different planes of motion.
How do you know if your glutei is weak? How do you know if your hamstrings are short and tight? Does your back hurt when you go take a run?
If you sit a lot…you most likely have a weak/tight posterior chain. Short/tight muscles pull on the bones. When bones get pulled or rotated out of position…muscles have to work out of position and inefficiently. Thus, the cycle begins and continues until there is inflammation, friction, micro tears, spurs, imbalances, joint damage and pain. This leads to having to stop activity, then you start taking medicine, then pain pills and then the cortisone shots. You start to feel better and start moving again, but the symptoms return and the cycle continues.
We all have to start taking care of our body with our own musculature. I know…you thought exercising is a way to take care of our bodies! It is…we just have to exercise in a better more mechanically proper manner. The human body is meant to heal itself…if you give it the proper tools.
Enter FOUNDATION TRAINING! Foundation Training focuses on the back of the body with a series of exercise that integrate decompression breathing and anchoring thru movement. I have to say I was skeptical when I first started, but four years later my back feels great! I use FT daily as my stretching for any and all activities I do. You will reap great benefits from learning the FT protocol and exercises.
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Get up from that desk and breathe…decompress…lengthen…it only take a minute or two. Now you can get back to work…you will feel refreshed and energized.