Much practice, energy, and thought has been invested into the training of muscles for athletic performance and personal training. Less attention has been paid to the fibrous fascial system in which the muscles live, and which allows then to exert a pull on the bones to shift the joints. To be fair, there has been some focus on the health of specific fascial structures such as the Achilles tendon, plantar fascia, cruciate ligaments, etc.
View articles and new research into fascial fitness at right. You can read more about the Fascial Fitness course here.
Or, watch this short YouTube video on the nature of fascia.
About the Fascial Fitness course
The Fascial Fitness course has exercises and practical suggestions within it, but Fascial Fitness is not a hands-on course like our Fascial Release or Anatomy Trains short courses. It covers what the latest fascial research tells us about how to train people. Thus it applies to personal trainers, Pilates Teachers, athletic coaches, and remedial exercise folks more than bodyworkers per se. Bodyworkers will certainly learn a lot about fascia - about stretch, injury, recovery, etc - but not much in the way of manual therapy techniques - for those, come to an Anatomy Trains Manual weekend. The focus is on fascial plasticity, hydration, histological responses, and techniques within training that will enhance fascial strength, resilience, and coordination.
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