I put this post together a while ago but felt the subject is very relevant today. @jaugustine27
STRETCHING YOUR HAMSTRINGS ISN’T ALWAYS BEST.
Great article by breakingmuscle.com, Cassie Dionne
"Many of my clients complain about tight hamstrings. Yes, there are times when these stretches are necessary, but there are also many times when they simply aren’t.
I’m going to walk you through two scenarios:
1️⃣Where you may feel like your hamstrings are tight, but they really aren’t.
2️⃣When your hamstrings are actually tight.
NEUROLOGICAL TIGHTNESS vs MECHANICAL TIGHTNESS
Before we break down these two scenarios, let me first explain the difference between mechanical and neurological tightness:
☄️Mechanical tightness occurs when a muscle is actually shortened, which is most often caused by poor posture or movement.
☄️Neurological tightness, on the other hand, occurs when the muscle is consistently lengthened.
What happens in the case of neurological tightness is that because the muscles are lengthened they receive additional neural input, thought to be a protective response. Essentially, the body is trying to prevent the muscle from being stretched too far, so you experience the sense that the muscle is tight.
The best way I can explain this is by thinking of a rubber band. Stretch it as far as you can and the band itself becomes taut. This is exactly what happens to the muscles in our body..." .
One thing I’m learning about life is that we only see the finished product. We rarely, if ever see the process. A year after graduating high school, after my lowest point, this picture was taken. This was when I got accepted into Western Washington university and I finally made the decision to take hold of my life. I know I get a lot of speaking engagements now, and I get to meet so many people, but I swear to you this guy was used to getting turned down every day, used to not being taken seriously, being the butt of most jokes my uncles would make. After a while I just got fed up. I began to spend hours and hours and hours working on my body (thank you @jasonkharbanda), my speech, my look (You’ve seen the other go cards, I experimented with every facial hairstyle possible..) there’s no secret I swear to you. You have to put in the work. You have to believe in yourself. Before anyone else does, you need to see the vision. You got to grind while everyone else is comfortable. I did my first ever public speech last November. It’s all snowballed ever since. Maybe you aren’t where you want to be right now, but trust me if you fall in love with the process, you’ll be there before you know it. Also I don’t know what was going on with my hair.. but damn I was stylish
Where is the best place to watch the Canadian Football League #GreyCup this Sunday? Look no further than The Rockhouse! Catch the game and party all day long with our $100 Open Bar! 🇨🇦🏈 #CFL#Football#Vegas
🍒GIVEAWAY!!🍒We are giving away this Wealth Tree and a bottle of @piecewater!! We will announce a winner Monday, November 27th, at 8pm central time! Here is how you enter...
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This Wealth Tree features, yarrow from our yard, a jade Buddha on Brazilian agate slabs, Swarovski Crystals, real leaves, and Chinese coins🦋❤️. The pipe comes off the base. The pipe stands around 7 inches tall, and is cfl reactive! It shifts from grey to purple! The whole piece is electroformed in copper. The patina colors bring the piece to life! ($1200 VALUE) 🧚🏽♀️🧚🏼♂️#cherryglass#wegivebugsasecondlifeasart#wealth#luck#giveaway#glasspipes#heady#massglass#lifestyle#blackfriday#meditation#buddha#glassofog#hightimes#oddities#taxidermy#collections#cfl#highend#lifestyle
The autograph has faded but not the memory.
15 years ago Shania Twain performed the halftime show at the 90th Grey Cup in Edmonton.
She will do it again at the 105th Grey Cup this weekend in Ottawa.
@cfl @greycupfestival @shaniatwain
Darian Dias | @dmdmatt_204
"What keeps me inspired to play football is that it's my life. I don’t even remember who I was before I started playing. I don’t know what I'd do without it. Football changed me for the better and since then, I ain't ever really looked back. I love this game."
Step aside Slice for the @cflredblacks inspired poutine is coming through. Admittedly we ripped off our own #official#redblackspizza recipe for this #canadiana creation and for good reason, it’s delicious! Available exclusively @greycupfestival The Redblack Poutine loaded with fries, cheese curds, tradional quebec #poutine sauce, chorizo sausage, roasted red peppers, sautéed mushrooms and red onions. #cfl#greycup2017#greycup105#lansdowne
It’s #headyhumpday Thanksgiving style! Tonight we’ve got this beautiful triple shift silly straw recycler from @pipeatier. This rig functions like a dream and has a CFL shift from yellow to pink and a UV shift to bright pink under black light. This and other heady selections are on sale this week as part of our Black Friday specials!
Oh hey, it's us again! We're back with ANOTHER new 🍺!
Introducing our Third and Inches Pilsner-ed Ale, a tribute to CFL and 🏈 fans everywhere!
This totally crush-able Pilsner style ale 🍻 made with 100% pilsner malt is clean, crisp, and has a distinctive corn-y pilsner taste.
Available on tap for take out at our Bank St location, and at our Clocktower Tailgate Party! THIS Sunday!
Another shot from my sideline shoot at the #CFL West Final. I think I'm getting kinda decent at this whole "filming football" thing.
An assist totally goes to the incredibly "easy to make things look amazing" quality of the #panasonicgh5 .
I can't believe they pay me for this.
@greycupfestival is officially on and we are officially ready. Don’t miss out on one of Canada’s biggest parties of the year! Come down, enjoy the festival and grab a slice. We will be on site all week serving up slices of the good stuff throughout festival plaza. 🍕❤️🖤🏈 #Greycup105#CFL#RNation
I'm grateful for being able to collaborate with such talented people @itsgodswilll on the production, in concert with @cabbie96 & @mr_galo on the track. Thank you for helping me deliver the message. ▪ ▪ ▪ "Going through the fundamentals insofar being uncomfortably specific. Making sure the technique is sound, executing every move with military precision..
Stay focused, and stay locked in.
We dont make excuses, just adjustments."