Friday, July 25, 2008

(Post 89) Listening to the Body...But not too Close and Not too Far Away.

When rehabilitating and training your body, it is essential that you listen to it.

But the question is, how close do we listen to it?

The answer is ambiguously clear...

Too close? and we get lost as we change direction too frequently.

Too far? and we keep the same strategy for too long and then we break down.

So here is where the traffic light can guide us.

Better after exercise? -- Green light -- Go on !!!

No change after exercise? -- yellow light -- Proceed with caution !!!!!

Worse after exercise? -- Red Light -- Back off, by reducing the intensity, resistance, speed, repetitions, but don't stop !!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

(Post 88) In my last day in Barcelona....

Being in Barcelona for the second time has been a great experience.

Listening to so many musicians in the streets reminds me that just like the strings of a guitar can not be too tight or too lose to sound right, the body is not different. When the body is too tight it becomes restricted and when it is too lose it becomes unstable and dysfunctional.
And when playing, there is always a silence between those notes, otherwise there would only be noise...
Well in training we also need that rest in between training sessions, otherwise we would only produce neuro-musculo-skeletal chaos, pain and dysfunction.