Friday, January 16, 2015
Things Nerds Say ... "I'm Stoked About My Muscle Poster!"
So you can imagine this nerds joy and jubilation when his very own 18" x 24" semi-glossy poster of the human muscular system arrived today in the mail. Soooo exciting!!! And of course I immediately put it up in our new home gym (a.k.a. unfinished portion of the basement).
And call me crazy, but I definitely think this will make our family healthier. It's been my experience that much, if not most of my joint pain and niggles caused from running are typically simply due to tight muscles. Often, if I can isolate the pain, and then trace it back to the belly of the main muscle that feeds into that particular area, I can massage, stretch, or roll my way out of the discomfort. For example, sometimes stretching the glutes or hips a little differently can ease tight knees. And really digging into the hamstring muscles can ease a sharp pains in the adductor. It's amazing how everything really is connected. And now, with blown up images of the human muscle system, identifying the connecting muscle that is potentially causing the problem will be much more readily available and visual.
Could I have simply continued with internet searches for the same information ... sure! But I think it's cool having something you would find in a doctor's office right in our very own home. At least it's cool to me ... but I'm a nerd.
... Be Great Today!