Monday, July 25, 2011

Fitness in the Extended Fascial Paradigm

I have gone ahead and posted a more "reader friendly" version of my first post regarding fascia and its role in athletic conditioning. This small pdf is actually intended to be true introduction to the fascia approach from which the Soft Plyometric concept is based. I should have posted this first, but I am sometimes over-anxious and don't pay attention to the order at which things are delivered...sorry about that. The second part of the Soft Plyometrics introduction and the future definition of specific concepts will all be based in the basic theory and central belief system within this document.

Coming Soon: A look into the analytical approach to muscle soreness and muscle stiffness. What is it? Where does it comes from? Are there any other approaches to rehabilitation? How do I approach it from a fitness perspective? Hopefully it will be informative!


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  1. Excellent overview. It begs the question: why has it taken so long for the fitness industry to pay attention to the importance of fascia in human movement? Is it primarily due to a lack of intellectual curiosity ?

  2. Thats a good question. I think the answer lies in one of my favorite words: PARADIGM. The muscukoskeletal paradigm completely disregards fascia as some sort of useless tissue...therefore even intellectual curiosity would not lead to looking at fascia because it is beyond the scope of that particular thought process. "Scientific study" would be exclusive to muscles and fascia would be considered as "the ugly stepsister" at best. In addition, the fitness industry as market driven...and muscles are sexy! Try selling fascia! Hopefully this will open up the thought process and make the fitness industry more results oriented.