I have a propensity for noticing and appreciating the smaller things in life, much more than the big.  Big heads, big muscles, big egos turn me off faster than a light switch!  Show me the journey of growing, transforming, enduring and honoring the small and simple steps in life and you’ve captured my heart!

Why strengthening small muscles makes for BIG RESULTS!

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I have a propensity for noticing and appreciating the smaller things in life, much more than the big.  Big heads, big muscles, big egos turn me off faster than a light switch!  Show me the journey of growing, transforming, enduring and honoring the small and simple steps in life and you’ve captured my heart! There are many things I am passionate about; including life itself, but transforming the fitness motives which start in the head to becoming heart focused to heal through movement are at the top of my list!  I believe great things come from small seeds nurtured over time, both well watered and pruned!  

To train small muscles doesn’t seem so allustrious but it is brillant!  When we look at the complexity of the ball and socket joints of the hip and shoulder, it is obvious that the bigger muscles we see such as the gluteus maximus of the “bum” and the deltoid of the shoulder get the focus they deserve as the “show me off- see me now” muscles but what lies underneath the shoulder- the rotator cuff is one of the most surgically repaired muscle in the body, along with the hip.  The deltoid (larger muscle that lays like a flap over the top) is rarely damaged most likely because it is so worked and thus stronger than the foundation underneath. The 5 rotator cuff muscles underneath that make up the integrity of the shoulder are most often torn, damaged and unstable; causing a lot of pain.  Very similarly the hip is held together by the deep 6 muscles that keep the hip held together underneath the larger gluteus maximus.  Heavy squats,leg presses and lunges overtrain and compress the hip and gluteus maximus while leaving the smaller piriformis, gemellus and obturator externus/internus which actually hold the femur head in the bowel of the pelvis becomes weak and vulnerable to instability and injury.  Today hip replacements are “one of the most commonly performed, elective surgical procedures in the United States, and the volume of primary and revision TJR procedures has risen continuously in recent decades.”

https://aaos-annualmeeting-presskit.org/2018/research-news/sloan_tjr/

If it’s not an impact injury or genetic design- MISALIGNMENT is causing your pain!

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