Listen to the personal trainers and fitness experts talk. It’s all about the muscles, the muscles and the muscles.
How big are your guns?
How ripped are your abs?
How massive are your pecs?
Let me tell you what you get when your focus is primarily on the muscles: a body that is MORE injury prone than ever before.
Why? Because critical areas of the body were totally neglected – and these areas happen to connect your muscles to your bones.
Yes, I’m talking about your tendons.
We’ve been sold a bill of goods on big muscles. The size of a muscle has absolutely NOTHING to do with how strong, how fast or how explosive you are.
Proof of this can be readily seen by watching a deer leap an eight-foot fence without a warm-up.
Now, how massive are the legs of a deer?
The deer’s legs appear to be little more than tendon and bone. Sure, there’s muscles – but they ain’t HUGE.
Believe me, due to genetics, I have legs that are bigger than the norm. Yet, I’d trade my legs in for a skinnier pair if this helped me leap eight-foot fences with ease.
I’m all about function. What can you do with your body.
And if you want to begin to begin to realize incredible strength, power and explosiveness, you start focusing on the areas of the body that are most easily injured.
1. Wrists2. Ankles
4. Pelvis – including lumbar and sacrum
7. Upper Spine – including thoracic and cervical vertebrae
Make a note: None of the above are muscle groups – yet, if you’ll look at your own history of injuries or pain, chances are excellent that the majority of your challenges are located in these seven areas.
Yesterday I told you about a man who sustained a tendon injury in his elbow – while working his muscles. After six weeks of rest, he was no better off.
Yet, after one week of tendon exercises from my Carpal Tunnel Fix program (and he didn’t even have carpal tunnel) – his pain was G-O-N-E. –
How can this be?
Well, your tendons connect your muscles to your bones. This means they are tied into everything you do. Yet, they’re totally neglected.
And this is precisely why you see people who look powerful and massive going down with injuries that don’t make sense.
No matter how big your legs, you don’t want to rupture an Achilles’ tendon.
And no matter how big your guns, if you have hand, wrist, elbow or shoulder pain – you’ve got a tendon problem.
The same can be said of all the other “easy injury” areas I mentioned.