Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Warped Physique Syndrome and Why Your Physique Goals are Stupid

<---- Check it out! A Google +1 button! Anyway, today I bring you a guest blog post from some guy named Sausage Link.

In this post, he talks about he calls warped physique syndrome and discusses why most physique goals are stupid. Enjoy.

Warped Physique Syndrome?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Soft Tissue Considerations for Anterior Pelvic Tilt (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this myofascial series, I discussed that the direction of massage is an important consideration.

When you have a muscle in a locked short (concentrically shortened) position, you want to massage in the direction of the muscle fibers. When locked long (eccentrically lengthened), you want to massage perpendicular to the direction of the fibers.

Anterior Pelvic Tilt
So, for anterior pelvic tilt, that means you should foam roll your quads and hip flexors as you normally would but then flip the roller a different direction for the glutes and hamstrings.

Now, what do we want to do with the back?

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Myofascial Considerations for Anterior Pelvic Tilt (Part 1)

Anterior pelvic tilt, as I've written about before, is a common postural issue found in many Americans and is at least partially due to our excessive amount of time spent in sitting.

LeBron James Sitting

While another in depth analysis of correcting this posture and the lower crossed syndrome that is associated with it is unnecessary (see link above), I would like to make an addition to my thoughts on the soft tissue (foam rolling, in this case) strategy.