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Mad Mobility | How long you got?


How long will this take?

Muscle tissues are the well vascularized tissues we depend on for movement: skeletal (our primary focus), cardiac, and smooth. We often evaluate our progress on this adaptation alone; not to mention, our recovery. And why wouldn’t we? A well developed, supple, and strong tissue of this kind is responsible for great feats of strength, movement, and aesthetics. There is a plethora of information and press about this tissue; people get obsessed with its development alongside focusing on specific groupings. Within about 90 days we can remodel/regenerate this sexy visible mass.

Connective tissues are the most abundant tissues in your body we depend on for support: proper, cartilage, bone, and blood. Think of the ligaments, and tendons as the cables holding that bridge together. These are often less focused on, usually by those unfamiliar with its importance. They’re not as visible and sexually invigorating as their muscle counterparts; however, they are responsible for holding you together: bind, support, and protect. Well developed, these tissues can lead to feats of strength and aesthetics, while keeping you together for the long haul. It takes about 200 some days to remodel/regenerate this vast and plentiful tissue, with tissues like bone pushing the later time period.

Now the concept of BioFlow helps redefine the human canvas. It's basically a term used to describe and conceptualize the extent of continuity found in human tissue at a microscopic level. Historically, anatomical education has focused on the structural and mechanical understanding of individualized human structures (ie. muscles, nerves, ligaments, organs etc...). Progressive anatomists, doctors, and therapists are now starting to view things differently.

"While every anatomy text lists around 600 separate muscles, it is more accurate to say that there is one muscle poured into 600 pockets of the fascial webbing" Myers

To simplify, think of it as one big flow of tissue that is spread throughout the body, just in different composition. It's all the same stuff, connected to other stuff.

All this stuff is constantly being influenced by the forces we put into stuff. This stuff is also remodelling itself based on the lack of force, as the body will look to maintain the norm and lay down more stuff as needed. Consider how long you have been around on this planet. All of that time, and experience, has modelled your body into the current state it's in. You did this. It seems reasonable to inquire about how long it will take to recover from an injury, or reach your goal of a sweet new strength/skill.

How long you got?

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Emile Maxwell Connaughton