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Fitness Trainer July/August 2017

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The Science of Movement This is done most quickly and effectively through the manual approach of a Myofascial Re- lease Therapist or a Structural Integration Practitioner. How- ever, it can also be accomplished through specific ball rolling techniques or through move- ment practices such as Yoga or Pilates. A movement approach will take much longer to achieve the differentiation though. Make sure muscles are free to glide over each other by freeing the associated fascia of . . . Rectus Abdominis, Internal and Exter- nal Obliques, Quadratus Lum- borum, Transversus Abdominis, Erector Spinae, Psoas, Illiacus, Paraspinals, Pectoralis Major and Minor, Latissimus Dorsi, Serratus, Intercostals, Glutes, Deep Hip Rotators, Superior Quad, Adductor, and Hamstring tendons, Tensor Fasciae Latae, Scalenes, SCM, and many more! Unless you left your core at home on 'upper body day' it is still with you at your workout. A sure fire way to compress the core is to ignore it when your focus on your limbs. Cue lengthening the spine in all movements to establish a core connection to limb work and you will be cultivating an impor- tant healthy relationship in the body. 3. Teach the core to be invigorated in all movement and exercises 2. Differentiate and lengthen restrictive tissues

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