Since this is my first blog post I would like to briefly describe my story and why I have created this blog. I had the privilege to compete for Boston University's NCAA division one track and field team. It was an amazing experience that I will cherish for the rest of my life. However, my potential was hampered by recurrent injuries despite the fact that I was following exactly what my athletic trainers and doctors were telling me to do. This led me on a journey to rediscover the joy of pain free movement. Since knowledge is only useful if it is shared, I would like to share something that has helped allow me to regain my health and be stronger than ever.
I had the privilege to attend Douglas Heel's Be Activated Workshop. It was a truly life transforming event. It not only resulted in huge changes in my physiology but also completely transformed the paradigm through which I view the human body. His workshops made me realize that there was a systemic issue that was underlying the high frequency of my hamstring injuries.
An infection care model (one pathogen, one cure) had been applied to sports injuries, which are a multifactorial problem. The athletic trainers and doctors had focused solely on my hamstrings. However, my hamstrings were NOT the issue. My hamstrings were actually working perfectly. I had improper muscle sequencing patterns so I was asking my hamstrings to do more than they should ever have to. They tried valiantly to pick up the slack from other dormant muscles. But periodically they would rebel, and would shut my body down for weeks at a time.
Why? This is a question it seems our society has forgotten to ask, especially surrounding injuries. Non-collision injuries should NOT be the norm. Your body is perfectly engineered to allow you to move effortlessly and pain free for your entire life. Your joints should outlast you, not the other way around.
I am extremely passionate about this Be Activated technique not only because it is the best method I have found to deal with pain and athletic limitation but also because it addressed the causes of my muscoskeletal dysfunction. Always ask why something is happening. Do not accept the limiting belief that you have to live in pain or will be unable to enjoy your favourite activities unless it is due to the most extenuating circumstances.
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If you can’t sustain it, it’s not worth it.
I am a medical student who is obsessed with the Be Activated Muscle Activation Technique, mastering movement and understanding what makes humans thrive.