Had to get some well over due body work done by Dr. Armand over at @performaxptw ! Just in case your wonder what he’s doing read below ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ Graston technique is a form of instrument-assisted or augmented soft tissue mobilization (ASTM) that enables practitioners to improve scar tissue, fascial restrictions and range of motion. The theory behind this IASTM technique is that by using a tool to introduce microtrauma into an area of excessive scarring and/or soft tissue fibrosis, an inflammatory response will occur. In a 2017 Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation study, the authors describe that “Such inflammation restarts the healing process by removing the scar tissue and releasing adhesions, while also increasing blood and nutrient supply to the injured area and migration of fibroblasts.” The use of tools helps to get to the root of the problem, but it’s also intended to reduce stress on the therapist’s hands. Graston technique allows a practitioner to get deep into the problematic tissue yet be sensitive to a patient’s level of pain tolerance. As the instruments are moved over the affected area and come in contact with adhesions, they help to break up scar tissue dysfunction and restrictions of the fascia. In time, this process can reduce or eliminate the adhered fibers, restoring range of motion and eliminating the associated pain. The aim and ideal outcome of Graston technique is to help transform your soft tissue injury into healthy functioning tissue once again. Why does Graston technique aim to reduce scar tissue? Scar tissue is thick, dense tissue that appears after injury or trauma. It can limit your range of motion, cause pain and lead to dysfunctional movement. Graston technique aims to break up this scar tissue to interrupt and break the cycle of pain and dysfunction. Graston technique is never used completely on its own. The full treatment includes brief warm-up exercises, Graston technique treatment, followed by stretching and strengthening activities. Ice can also be a part of the follow-up portion of treatment if subacute inflammation (inflammation that lasts longer than acute inflammation but is not chronic) is present.
VISION is the root of success. Schwarzenegger points that out in many of his speeches. You have to have a vision, regardless of what anyone else thinks or if anyone else believes it. You have to believe it, because if you don't then who else is going to? Kai Greene also preaches this with his motto "Thoughts Become Things". No matter how frustrated you get with your progress in life in whatever you strive to accomplish, as cliché as it sounds, sometimes you have look at back at how far you've come in order to not take your place in life now for granted. Have faith in yourself and keep pushing forward. #vision#success#bodybuilding#npc#futureifbbpro#muscle
220kg Deadlift. I was honestly so stoked when I got this up. But unfortunately due to the fact I was holding so much weight in my hands, I physically couldn't smile and just made the ridiculous series of expressions you see in this vid 😂