Did you know that bad fascia can trap your fat actually making it near impossible to to get rid of. When fascia starts trapping fat, your body becomes fascia bound. So now not only are you in pain, but you still have this fat! Fascia runs from head to toe and is a connective tissue that encases each muscle. It is extremely important for weight loss that your tissue is healthy.
One of our clients had an issue just like this. She was an active, healthy eating weekend warrior who was covered in cellulite and fat areas. As Fasciologist®, we see cases like this week after week. It is so important to be able to recognize when your body is fascia bound because it will prevent you from having good body mechanics.
Really focus on connecting the dots when evaluating yourself. In order to understand what to look for start small. First look at shoulders, hips, knees and feet. For more information on how to evaluate yourself and prevent bad mechanics during exercise, click here and subscribe. We are working hard to create an online environment to review photos and videos to help you evaluate yourself. Remember that building muscle around bad mechanics will only cause injury, muscle imbalance, and pain. So don’t waste your work!
A few quick tips on how to recognize bad fascia:
- Chunky areas that may appear as cellulite.
- Thick areas that are super sensitive if you grab them in a pinching like motion like the video above “Are You Fat or Fascia Bound.”
- Inability to perform good posture and basic alignments.
- Fat around the belly that is inconsistent with the rest of the body.
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It is important to make the most out of your body and your hard work and we are here to help. Make sure your body and tissue is good-to-go and then master your posture and alignment. Only after doing that, go onto dieting and gym training so you can lose weight and building muscle! For a no-brainer workout, try I.C.E.® training.
Authored by: Landa Stewart, BS, FO