FLEXIBILITY AND FOUNDATION TRAINING

Mon 9/28/15

Whether you attend the gym or sit in the office daily; you probably have tight muscles and may know little about flexibility. Do you experience neck or back pain? Do you feel aches and tightness when moving your arms and legs? Many people are unable to perform simple movements properly and thousands are suffering from back and neck pain. Please keep reading; your flexibility is more important than you realize.

Flexibility- the ability of a joint to move through its full range of motion.

Remember, our muscles are attached to the bones.  When the muscles become short and tight they pull on the bones.  They can literally pull the bones out of position.  When muscles become short and tight they will prevent us from moving as freely as we need to.  How many times have you stood up after sitting for a long period and you find it difficult to straighten up?  Our muscles become short and tight for a lot of reasons…mainly sitting to much and lack of use.

Poor flexibility means more difficulty when performing your daily activities and can cause joint stiffness, muscle tightness, lower back pain and other postural, and health related problems. A study posted in the American Journal of Physiology has associated poor flexibility with arterial stiffening. Arterial stiffening is called arteriosclerosis and it influences how hard your heart has to work to pump blood through your body. Myocardial infarction (heart attack) and stroke are both a direct consequence of atherosclerosis.

FOUNDATION TRAINING is a great remedy for improving flexibility.

Flexibility is essential for keeping our bodies and our health.  Every move we make requires requires neuro, muscular and joint activation.  As an aging active adult myself I spend time everyday doing a little Foundation Training as well as teaching clients the FT way.  

FOUNDATION TRAINING improves the human body in so many areas.  

FOUNDATION TRAINING improves the way you breathe, improves lung and diaphragmatic capacity, posture, balance, flexibility and strength…which leads to much better mobility.  

Learn FT!  It’s on of those things you just need to do to really “get” what I am talking about!  

Move better…feel better with Foundation Training!

START WITH THE BASICS

MONDAY Jan 5, 2015:
Well, here we are in 2015! Time to get back to normal life with a regular schedule.
What to talk about today? How bout getting back to basics…
A lot of people are starting their new eating and exercise plans. This is awesome and I am fully supportive. I also believe in doing things correctly.
Do yourself a favor before you start exercising…get someone to check your posture. If you already have pain issues… I can pretty much guarantee posture issues are present. These malalignments lead to muscle imbalance, joints problems and pain. Now, add exercise to the equation…more problems!
The fact of the matter is, fitness clubs do not have anyone on staff to address this issue. Even most personal trainers do not address posture. I never did either…until I learned FOUNDATION TRAINING! Posture is everything!
For most people, your pain issues can be resolved by postural corrections…then strengthening the weak muscles that were causing the poor posture. BOOM…now you feel better and can walk, run, play tennis, lift weights…whatever you want to do in better posture. You will be stronger, move better and feel better.
FOUNDATION TRAINING is an absolute must in any exercise toolbox. For those of you in Jackson, Ms and surrounding areas I can evaluate your posture and teach you Foundation Training. Everyone else…go to foundationtraining.com and click find a trainer. There are FT teachers all over the US and outside they US?
Being healthy is more than just how much weight you lift and being able to run a marathon! It starts with your frame! Take care of it. Foundation training will keep your frame healthy.

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TRACTIONING THE SPINE

Wed 9/10/14:
Yesterday a fellow instructor posted a comment about one of his newer FT clients. This client was really impressed with FT. The client went on to say, FT is like putting yourself in traction using your own muscles. That after doing his FT exercises he felt like he had just gotten off an inversion table.
I wanted to elaborate a little more on his thoughts because I loved his assessment and wanted more readers an opportunity to keep learning how powerful FOUNDATION TRAINING really is.
Traction simple means pulling apart of the body. Usually, some type of mechanical device is used to help accomplish this. You want to do traction usually to create space, stretch/lengthen something, relieve pain. Traction can and does accomplish these things in a lot of cases.
FOUNDATION TRAINING can for sure accomplish all the above listed goals better… the beauty of FT and why it works long term is you are using your own muscles!!! How many articles have I written saying FOUNDATION TRAINING, creates space, lengthens the spine and muscles of the posterior chain, improves flexibility and mobility, strengthens the muscles of the posterior chain. Foundation Training wakes up these weak, tight, sore underused muscles of the posterior chain and gradually gets them to fire, lengthen while holding tension, use oxygen to help heal tissue, the better you get…the more tension you learn to create and hold…the stronger your muscles get.
I have been on an inversion table and they do feel good. When you get off you do feel “lighter. BUT, you did no work physically… So, nothing will change. Gravity was doing the work. In a very short time your body will revert right back to it’s compressed state because you did no work physically. Same goes for decompression tables. The weighted pulley systems does the work…
FOUNDATION TRAINING is far superior because you will have the ability to “traction” yourself and the results are going to be everlasting. I do not say this because I teach FT. I say this because of my chronic back pain the last 30 plus years. Because I did go to a chiropractor regularly and I did get regular massages and I did get on an inversion table…all these things did help, but I still had bouts of my back “going out” and was always in pain. Since, FOUNDATION TRAINING…my body has changed! I am lengthened and muscularly stronger. I don’t have the pressure in my low back anymore because of the space I have created. Every muscle attached to my pelvis is more pliable and stronger. My posture and body awareness is much improved! I still get my monthly Chiropractic adjustment because even though I am not in pain…the bones still need to be adjusted. I still get my massages because that soft tissue work is necessary for relieving muscle tightness and improving blood flow. I truly know how to take care of my body and if I do get a little episode of pain…I know what to do to manage it.
Foundation Training is medicine…FT is self care…FT is simple, effective and powerful. Foundation Training will improve your body and your life! If you really want to feel better, get out of pain, improve so many things about your body… Contact me.
LEARN FOUNDATION TRAINING!!!!

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