I see the debates and election actions are continuing to take on a horrible, embarrassing turn. I won't say more but ...
I did a lot of cooking again this weekend. I made BBQ chicken, and a grilled pork tenderloin roast.
Someone suggested I try steaming the chicken 1st for 20 min. and then tossing onto the grill so I did. I also brined the pork roast 1st for 30 min.
I haven't eaten the chicken yet bit I did eat some of the pork and it was fabulous. WOW! It was tender, juicy and of course, yummy to the max. Remember, you only need to grill the roast for about 20 min. total. Turn it 1/2 way through. I rubbed some spices on it when I put it on the grill at about 400-450 degrees. Turn the grill down to 400 degrees when you turn it and the let it rest/grill in the oven/grill for 5 min. turned off. Then I let it rest out of the heat before cutting.
I also threw some sliced zucchini on the grill too. I do love grilled veggies. Such amazing flavor.
Now for some training info. We as a species, tend to work what we see. That means we work the anterior or front of our body's and barely touch the posterior or back of our body's. Well, well, well. Wrong! We need to engage the posterior side to balance and stabilize, to have postural alignment and frankly, to move efficiently through space.
I've worked with some clients whose posterior chain is almost completely non-working. All work being done was by the quadriceps and abs with no firing of glutes, hamstrings and back muscles. This results in poor bio-mechnanical movements, poor stability and balance, difficulty in transferring weight properly to perform fluid movement.
One client in particular wants to dance and it was extremely difficult to do. The movements were blocky and awkward but now, after working on some basic postural work from feet to head, we've really begun to turn things around for this client. I do love this work.
It's the hamstrings and glutes that do a lot of the 'lift" in our posture. Instead many of us just allow them to roll down the back of our legs and fall to the floor. Ok, ok, not quite that bad but you get my drift, yes? Good. Moving on.
Another problem is that many trainers forget the effect the feet have on alignment. Remember the entire kinetic chain. The "lift" has to begin at the bottom. Proper foot bio-mechanics is essential. Pressing down to lift is a difficult concept for most but it is necessary to be grounded.
I prefer to try to engage the body as a whole so I've incorporated some of Dr. Burdenko's work here. I use mostly body weight work and movement. We don't just stand still, we move so why not work the body through movement, eh.?.
The results have been amazing for this client. I couldn't be any happier for them. There's more work to do but this client is getting excited again and the possibilities are endless now.
Waking up the posterior chain has given grace and power to their movements and has been noticed by others.
It's not about only working 1 body part at a time. To begin with the feet, we used a Sole Energizer ball to open up the feet and re-align the bones and muscles gently. This ball, or dome, helps wake the muscles of the feet, increase blood flow, and create space through the 26 bones of the foot. This allows the potential for correct bio-mechanics in walking. We also began some work on the Beamfit beam. Working on the soft surface barefoot also makes the muscles in the feet wake up and refresh O2. The foundation, if you will, of the body can be responsible for many structural ills we have. If you don't have these items you can also stand an a fitness mat and that can offer some instability and force some work in the feet and upwards.
Both of these things can impact the entire kinetic chain of the body to re-align and perform with a better precision.
Remember, adding extra weight isn't always the best plan of attack. Why add weight if you can't handle your own body weight correctly? Eh? Get it right, then add weight.
Have fun, keep dancing.