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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:46 am    Post subject: Treating muscles like dogs Reply with quote

Treating muscles like dogs is just a metaphor I use to have a working relationships with them.

Taking good care of one's muscles or your dogs, is the best way, that they will obey your commands, as all they really want to do, is to make you happy.

Give them plenty of exercise.

Keep plenty of drinking water close by.

Never let them run wild, unless under very strict guidelines.

Give them the nutrition they need to stay strong and healthy.

Remember that you have about 600 of them, perhaps you don't know them all by name but keep in mind, that they like to do things together in groups.

Reward them with treats, make them feel important.

Let them rest in comfort but don't over spoil them.

They have an attachment to bones, don't break this relationship, rather encourage it.

It is your turn to add ideas...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't expect them to do something that you've never trained them to do...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bushido_man96 wrote:
Don't expect them to do something that you've never trained them to do...


Yep. I'm learning the hard way from that!
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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

singularity6 wrote:
bushido_man96 wrote:
Don't expect them to do something that you've never trained them to do...


Yep. I'm learning the hard way from that!
We do need to train our muscles to obey our wishes.

This is a part of self mastery.

I pulled a calve muscle recently during a workout, the next day I was sprinting with it; to show it who is the boss!

Amazingly it recovered very quickly.

Relaxing muscles for stretching purposes, also demands that muscles do what are expected of them; as some dogs are for working and others are better for relaxing with.

Muscles just like dogs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, each having special abilities, such as for climbing, running, jumping and swimming; as for martial art purposes, better for fighting with.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At one self defense class, the CI used the idea of an attack dog.

Just as if you are the dog.

To be able to spring in to action if the need arises.

I have used this method in tournament sparring and found it to be very useful.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still once again the idea of treating muscles like dogs.

Muscles like dogs are more obedient when they are tired, this is why muscle stretching effectiveness for flexibility, is better after a workout than before.
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