Mel Collie | Your Nervous System is All Powerful!
Whilst the planet is still stretching hamstrings, expecting them to “let go” (which they wont , because they are tight for a reason…ever wondered why?) ..theres a small section of the fitness industry that searches for the truth and asks “why” and searches for the truth, trying to change the industry to avoid the untruths that still abound on the internet.
Anyhow..heres the thing, I went searching for more answers, mainly to help my hamstrings lengthen, help my glutes work (squats do work, but only if the muscles are responding well) and to understand exactly how the body responds to exercise and nutrition.
Heres what I discovered : the body is a complex system ( No surprise there) but at the same time, it responds to simple ways to re-boot it.
Heres one – your nervous system is in charge, you know that I am sure, but if you didnt, it means to check with your brain that its happy before checking with your muscles.So, with that in mind, heres one way to get your brain to let go of your restrictions…(see your brain at the CEO, and the rest of your body as the departments, if the departments are short of staff or have issues, their reports back to the CEO will warn it of a reduction in the workforce, which means reduced production which means reduced performance )
So…the CEO see these things as a threat :
(not necessarily in that order)
Whats a threat to the brain? Now thats the question, because it varies from person to person as your are unique, so a threat can be :
Family stresses (getting the kids homework done, cooking, planning holiday, car needs an mot, keeping everyone happy etc etc)
Lack of Sleep
Judgemental comments from other people
Failure at work
Past Injuries (the brain doesn’t forget you broke your toe at 5 years old or fell over at 2 years old)
Athletic performance (worried about strength, falling, stamina, failing)
Its a little known fact that something as simple as lack of hamstring length can be improved by massaging the head and forehead, a focus on deep breathing for a minute x 10 a day, improving vision with simple exercises and spatial awareness drills.
All of this and more you can find in an hours assessment, online or at my home studio in Llanberis, Snowdonia.
Its so fast and so amazingly simple, its like that illusionist, Dynamo, looks simple, happens quickly, leaves a lasting impression.