Today, we’re going to talk about myofascial release and why understanding trigger points is critical for any aspiring athlete who want to train hard and maintain their results. Because when athletes allow themselves to get complacent and ignore safety precautions, they risk getting injured. And that is game over. Their training stops. Their results drop. And many have to restart from the beginning.
It doesn’t make sense to us. That’s why every single one of our athletes are required to undergo an intensive session on myofascial release techniques which they perform before and after every workout. That’s how we prevent injuries around the gym and our goal is to spread this same message around the Singapore CrossFit scene.
How you can reduce your chances of Injuires!
Injury is something that nobody wants and are afraid of regardless whether the person is a professional athlete or a working adult. Yet injury seems to be a common sign of working out.
In fact, according to statistics, out of the 1.35 million youths that gets injured a year, more than 1/3 is due to strains or sprain! (Related article here. )
Here are 7 of the most common sports injury according to webmd.
- Ankle sprain
- Groin pull
- Hamstring strain
- Shin splints
- Knee injury: ACL tear
- Knee injury: Patellofemoral syndrome – injury resulting from the repetitive movement of your kneecap against your thigh bone
- Tennis elbow (epicondylitis)
Some of these injuries is caused by accident, however most of it is caused by muscular imbalanced. Muscle imbalanced is caused by a tight muscle pulling its surrounding muscle which cause other part of the muscle group to be pulled. The pulling spot is known as a trigger point, every one will have trigger point. Trigger point is form after muscle contract and a small area that is not able to relax back into the original state, causing a restriction in blood flow. Trigger point not treated after a long period of time get tighter and starts to affect the surrounding muscle group to be pulled.
There are a 2 ways to treat this, first you can go for a sports massage which will cost you average $90 to $150 an hour to get a deep tissue massage to release the trigger spot or you can LEARN how to perform a self myofascial release by attending the workshop conducted at Iron Fitness Singapore.
Rehab and Trigger Point Trainer
Coach Kelvin is a certified trigger point trainer. His knowledge and experience goes beyond physical training as he is a certified rehab trainer, allowing you to put your mind at ease as you?re always in good hands. The key to achieving fitness success fast lies in a coach who can take you there and is prepared for any situation.
Training is tough and while the results can be rewarding, it is also common that professional athletes suffer from injuries. Having a coach who understands your limits and able to execute recovery procedures is a definite must. And with his strong experience in trigger points, you can train and go all out without fear of injuries.
List of Certifications
- Australian Strength and Conditioning Coach
- Rehab Trainer Course accredited by Australian Physiotherapy Association, ACE & Fitness Australian
- Master Rehab Trainer Course accredited by Australian Physiotherapy Association, ACE & Fitness Australian
- Trigger Point Performance Ultimate 6 Trainer
- Human Principles Introductory Sports Taping
- Human Principles Advanced Sports Taping