O is for Overbreathing

“Proper breathing at all times is important. If breathing is not effective, the ability to exercise is compromised. Breathing patterns, both functional and dysfunctional, are a direct link to … mood, feelings, and behaviour. Especially when working with athletes, the breathing function may be a causal factor in many soft tissue symptoms.” Sports & Exercise Massage, Sandy Fritz. With dysfunctional breathing, the muscles which attach onto the ribs will frequently become shortened, and incorrect upper chest breathing patterns result. The outcome of this can be chronic overbreathing and overbreathing pattern syndrome symptoms. Which, as Sandy Fritz states so well in … Continue reading

F is for Fatigue

Well, ok, so considering where all the exciting research and information is coming from in the world of bodywork nowadays, I suppose that F really should be for Fascia. There are ridiculously large amounts of stuff out there written about it, and I am also one of those that have been talking about it. However, you can read all about that in my Fascianating Fascia post from a while ago. Yes, there is more to say about it, and yes there is more to know, however, muscle fatigue, and more importantly WHY muscles fatigue seems to be something that confuses … Continue reading