Hanging leg and hip raise. One of the most effect core exercises. See website for details. Muscles worked: Rectus Abdominis, Iliopsoas, Tensor Fasciae Latae, Sartorius, Pectineus, Adductor Longus, Adductor Brevis, and Internal and External Obliques. Without contraction of abdomen, abs only act as synergists, and the exercise becomes just a hanging leg raise.

Along with the captain& chair and the bicycle crunch, the hanging leg and hip raise is among the most effective exercises for your abs and obliques!

What is Fascia? Read more about muscle fascia and stretching.

What is Fascia? Read more about muscle fascia and stretching.

Training your fascia can help you feel fitter and look younger. Thomas Myers, the leading expert in the field, explains.

Training your fascia can help you feel fitter and look younger. Thomas Myers, the leading expert in the field, explains.

A natural alternative to acupuncture, using magnetic cups over the acupuncture points combines the benefits of acupuncture and cupping along with the healing powers of magnets, which have proven to stimulate electrical currents throughout the body. #MagneticCupping

A natural alternative to acupuncture, using magnetic cups over the acupuncture points combines the benefits of acupuncture and cupping along with the healing powers of magnets, which have proven to stimulate electrical currents throughout the body.

Acts as a secondary nervous system.  It’s no coincidence that acupuncture points commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) mostly lie along the fascial pathways and planes in your body. That’s because fascia is your body’s secondary nervous system. Science shows that one of the ways acupuncture works is by changing the signals that go through your fascia. Connective tissue, including fascia, is loaded with receptor membranes that communicate with all of the other receptor…

Pain Relief from Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy - What are Triggerpoints? Triggerpoints are knots, lumps or strings of muscle tissue that are the cause of most muscle pain and dysfunction. Some triggerpoints may be obvious to a person in pain but m

Water Calculator.  Your body is estimated to be about 60-70% water including your blood, muscles, fascia, lungs, and brain. You need water to regulate body temperature and to provide the means for nutrients and oxygen to travel to your organs and tissues.    Here is a link to a water calculator that can estimate how much water you can aim to have throughout the day based on your weight, # minutes of exercise, pregnancy, breastfeeding, altitude, climate etc.

When Do You Need to Drink More Water?

you should drink approx. your weight in ounces of water per day!

The small saphenous vein courses more deeply within the saphenous compartment, delimited by the muscle fasciae, and more superficially within the saphenous vein (Figure 1). At the lower margin of the popliteal fossa, the saphenous compartment ceases to exist because the muscle fascia adheres to the fasciae of the gastrocnemius muscles to insert into the femoral condyles. The popliteal fascia represents the extension of the saphenous fascia, reinforced by the fascial fibers of the…

Cranial extension of the small saphenous vein: when caudal flow is normal

What is myofascial? • Myo = muscle • Fascia = connective tissue covering muscles from head to toe providing support, stabi...

Myofascial pain syndrome and the effects of self myofascial

Fascia surrounding a muscle

Fascia: A Hidden Piece of the Puzzle of Fibromyalgia Pain

Interesting article: The massive connective tissue network that surrounds all of our muscles plays a key role in generating the pain and muscle tenderness of fibromyalgia.

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10 / 11 Muscle / Tissue - Anatomy & Physiology 1 with Sayers at Rutgers University - Camden - StudyBlue

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