@lisavaughan_osteo came to me wanting to improve her squat and bench. Before heading into @im.gym I did some brain/muscle activation tests on her which she failed every one. After activating and opening the communication channels between the brain and body we re-tested and Lisa was CONSIDERABLY stronger with all tests. We then went to the gym (I’m located at Impact Gym) and put those muscles to use in the rack. To say she was happy with the results was in understatement. Lisa is a former bodybuilder and has been lifting for over 15 years. She now knows how to activate her body to LIFT HEAVIER WEIGHTS. Make sure you book an appointment if you want to lift heavier too!!
5 405 days ago
Active cupping is great for increasing blood flow and mobility of the body. Mitchell 💪🏼 from @briggs.fit was getting “stuck” towards the bottom of his #squats 🏋🏼♀️ after a session of active cupping, myofascial stimulation, dry needling and trigger point massage he’s now squatting deeper with ease. Are you having problems with a particular lift and need help with your body maintenance? If so, book an appointment for some body work.
1 326 days ago
Super excited to receive these new cups today. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite. Now working from Impact Gym
#iastm - improve your strength, pain perception and range of motion. Have you tried it at @im.gym yet??
4 485:10 AM Dec 4, 2018
The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow and sedate the nervous system. Cupping is great for sports injuries, muscle pain and fatigue, anxiety, migraines and even cellulite. Have you tried it yet?
NOW AVAILABLE AT @im.gym
Can you believe this badass woman is 64? We can’t either. 💪😱 Meet Judy Kindrachuk, our December Marx Athlete of the Month!
Judy has been a runner for nearly 40 years, completing roughly 40 marathons (half of those being ultramarathons), and so many 25 and 50K races she’s lost count. Judy is a 10x finisher of the Knee Knacker- a 50K run from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove. Training for races is how she has met some of her dearest friends, which is one of the reasons she loves running so much. 💗
Sadly, worsening chronic neck and back pain nearly stopped Judy from running a few years ago. For decades, she had worked with physiotherapists, personal trainers, and chiropractors to help manage her pain, but nothing seemed to help. She tried doing yoga, but it only seemed to make things worse. Judy figured she just had to live with the pain.
Three years ago, a friend suggested she train with Monika at Marx Conditioning. At first she felt intimidated by the strength and conditioning classes, but after a few sessions her worries were quickly laid to rest. “Monika was the first person in all these years to identify my scoliosis and the way that was affecting my gait. I went to get an x-ray, and sure enough I have an S-curve in my spine and severe DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease). Fortunately, Monika knew what to do with me and now here I am three years later, feeling stronger than ever!” #
Judy is over the moon that she is able to run again. She is relieved to finally have the tools to get herself out of pain, which include ELDOA Method, proper stretching, and understanding recovery. This past June she completed a challenging 25K (Kusum Climb- a 1500-meter climb trail run) without any problem.
What Judy loves most about training here are the people. “This community here is so important to me. There’s such good people here! I also appreciate Monika’s expertise, continuing education and growth. She was able to identify my scoliosis and help me get back on the trails doing what I love to do.” #
You’re an awesome woman, Judy! Thank you for being such a bright light in our classes and an inspiration to us all! 🌟
Jeudi soir on s'étireeee!!😊 •• Joignez-vous à nous tous les jeudis soir 18h30 pour un cours d'ELDOA et d'Étirements Myo-Fascial à 18h30 à deux pas du métro Laurier!😊 Écrivez-moi en message privé pour plus d'info. Au plaisir de vous voir jeudi! 🤗 •• Thursday evening we Streeetch!!😊😊 •• Join us every Thursday evenings for an ELDOA and Myo-Fascial Stretching class at 6:30pm just besides metro Laurier!😊 Private message me for more info. Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday evening!🤗
I’ve been saying a lot of athletes lately with back, or knee, or ankle pain do you too or alignment of the spine and hips.
It’s important to understand what gets you in trouble (your sport, your types of exercise, your lack of exercise, even things like your sleep position) I know how to get yourself out of it.
It’s important to have a good physical movement screen so you can have a program right for you and for your needs.
“They” say we get weaker and shorter with age and that is definitely the case if we are not skillfully working on our structure
With postural strength and connection, controlled articular rotations of joints (CARS) mobility(flexibly with control)
Myofascial stretching to normalize fascia ELDOAs(spinal decompression and postural strength and more, you only improve with age
If you don’t look after your frame in later life you will need a frame
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Thank you @lisa.living_life for the kind words!
I went in last week to see a Chiropractor because my tailbone had been hurting and I wasn’t able to squat or hinge forward. He told me me that my Biceps Femoris was extremely tight and gave me info to have some Myofascial stretching done and WOW amazing! Painful don’t get me wrong but as long as I breathe like I’m in labor, it helps. 😂 totally recommend it! This is who I went to, great guy, Navy Vet. #prescott#myofascialstretching@lifestyle_chiro_az
Micro-movements manage Macro-movements. It's often the tiny movements that may seem unimportant but have the biggest impact in improving the bigger movement patterns in athletic performance. From a proper warm up to activation & control drills, to the many forms of stretching & mobility work, these exercises although not commingly thought of as of primary importance when looking at the end goal whether that is a PB in a squat or to jump higher or run faster. But make no mistake these tiny and "seemingly" insignificant movements are at the cornerstone of any well developed performance program. It's pointless looking to increase the power of an engine when the nuts and bolts are loose, or worse rusting away. Years of hard training has a trade off effect on the human body. Wear & tear of the joints caused by compression, and tightness of muscles that have been shortened over time inevitably leads to injuries. Performance soon stalls. In your 20's and not experienced this yet? Lets discuss it in a few years.. When the micro movements like Myofascial Stretching & ELDOA exercises that we perform at The Gym at Maghera alongside activation & control drills are factored into program design, the macro movements like squats and all forms of pulling and pressing movements not to mention running & jumping, all get significantly better. But like any form of physical training, to get an adaptation and want to see results from micro-movements then you gotta do it continuously. Want to keep your suntan? Keep sunbathing. It's no different. Tried stretching for a week before but didn't see results? Like that one week you squatted but didn't see your legs get bigger or stronger so you stopped? Of course you didn't, you came back for more, got better at the movement, increased load on the bar and your strength and legs both grew. But it took time it didn't happen overnight. Myofascial Stretches & ELDOA exercises are major players in all our small group personal training sessions and now large group training camps. Why? Micro-movements manage Macro-movements. Get good at the small stuff so that the big stuff explodes.
Myofascial Stretching of Iliopsoas( commonly known as the hip flexor) is an important stretch that athletes, people with back pain and other individuals would highly benefit from. it is very complex with 5 parts and variations including: psoas minor (anterior/posterior); psoas major ( antero medial / postero lateral); iliacus major/minor. Psoas major has attachments at the transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae and discs from L1 to L5 and lesser trochanter of the femur. Because the fascia iliaca covers the Psoas and has relationships with the colon, appendix, Kidney, pancreas and liver it can affect digestion, constipation and other issues. Testing for torsion of Psoas is critical. Stretching must be done with retroversion of the pelvis ( posterior pelvic tilt). Know which part you are stretching and why... #myofascialstretching#guyvoyer#iliopsoas@womensrunningmagazine@activedotcom@runnersworldmag#runningmom#fitmom
How do you define strong? I define it as the ability to do all the athletic things I love for a very long time. And I’ve got a message for you - strength training alone isn’t enough. By the time most athletes are in their mid to late 30s, they are suffering from some kind of chronic. Guess what? You aren’t the only one with a tight hip flexor. Or a shoulder that doesn’t work. Or a low back that aches. Does this have to be your reality though? No. But you need to do something about it, and regularly. Not just until the pain goes away. You need a maintenance plan just like your car (or bike). Every Monday and Wednesday @ 6 pm, we work on normalizing tissue, making joints work better, and decompressing the spine. And for many, this is the game changer. Using a blend of Myofascial stretching, ELDOA postures, and FRC protocols, we make change. Not passive change. Not the kind of change that disappears as soon as you walk out the door. The kind of change that keeps progressing the baseline. In order not to regress, and keep moving forward (like anything in life) you need to repeat this work, over and over. Be warned - it won’t be easy. But you will be rewarded. Your first session is always complementary.
4 609:23 PM Sep 26, 2018
Une personne sage m’a dit un jour “ Ne manque jamais un LUNDI ! “ ✨
Nos exercices thérapeutiques sont souvent ceux que l’ont délaissent le plus dans notre routine d’entrainement. Prenons opportunité aujourd’hui pour bien commencer la semaine et pratiquer 1 à 5 minutes de ceux-ci! ✌🏻
Partage ou identifie la personne qui a besoin d’un petit coup de motivation !
A wise person once told me "Never miss a MONDAY! "✨
Our therapeutic exercises are often the ones that have been neglected most in our training routine. Let's take the opportunity today to start the week and practice 1 to 5 minutes! 👊🏻