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Under Ten Fitness Talk Show

Discussing fitness giving tips, tricks and motivation along the way. We interview experts and break down specific topics to learn more about nutrition, specific training methods and how we can improve what we're doing in the gym to maximize our efforts and have fun at the same time! If you're a beginner or expert there's something for everyone. 

Feb 22, 2017

Topic: How pain or tightness can lead to poor performance. 

For this episode we want to talk about how the body is a complete and connected chain. We will describe how pain, tightness, dysfunction and any other problem can throw off the entire system. 
Here are a few questions and areas I would like to cover: 
1. What is pain? What types of pain are there? 
1a. Why does my neck hurt after I sleep in an awkward position or sit for a long period of time? Basically what is causing my body to send signals to my brain that says it hurts when I move like this even though I might not have had any impact or contact with a specific body part? 
2. Does pain in a specific area mean that is where the problem is? 
3. We talk about tightness a lot, but as you've told us, when a person is under anesthesia they have extraordinary flexibility. What is tightness and how do we become more flexible? 
4. About how many muscles are in the body? I ask this because with all of these muscles, lots of them working together, when one or more muscles aren't doing their job it can cause a variety of problems. We recently noticed this with Brittany and her brachialis muscle, would you walk us through what you noticed when Brittany was performing a bicep curl, what the problem was and how you fixed/addressed it? 
5. I mentioned dysfunction in the intro and what I wanted to ask specifically about that is; can a muscles move incorrectly? As I understand muscles are not very intelligent and perform tasks as asked by the brain but can a muscle make a mistake? 
6. If muscles can make mistakes can we re-wire our system to work correctly again? 
7. With all of these muscles working in concert is there a way to test the system before we begin training/working out?
7a. What are some simple drills that we can do before working out to address specific areas? (This is the part of the show where we can actually do some hands on training and drills, maybe a few drills to address some of the major areas like ankles, hips and spine?)