Our body performs optimally if we respect its’ signals. In sport and exercise We’re constantly subjected to different kinds of stresses. Let’s break them down into 3 categories:
MECHANICAL OR PHYSICAL STRESS
The body can take a certain amount of stress, of course, stress is even good challenging the body to grow and adapt but if the stress is too much (like a marathon that hasn’t been trained for sufficiently or a bad fall of a bike) body’s response is to protect itself by tightening the muscles around the area of stress, effectively splinting the involved joint. In this way stress can becomes stored or ‘locked in’ and the rest of the body must take up the slack for this part.
EMOTIONAL OR MENTAL STRESS
Competitive sport can lead to emotional or mental stress, often induced by competitiveness and the pressure to perform or win at all costs.
Chemical stress can be caused by dehydration and over-hydration, supplementing with refined carbs and caffeine or being exposed to pollutants such as car fumes, for example.
HOW CAN BSR COUNTERACT THESE STRESSES?
A release of stressed muscles provides new energy. When muscles are protectively splinted over an area of locked in stress, it takes tremendous energy from the body to keep those muscles in their protective state, energy that should be available to help improve performance. BSR leads to improved flexibility. Once released communication in the body is stored and all the parts involved in your performance are clear to do their job excellently.
West Pier BSR’s aftercare package includes: postural advice and guidance and exercise training that you can do to ensure that you stay free of tension over the long term.