Posts Tagged ‘total motion release’

Image3Workout for 5/17/2014

Music: Queen.

T-shirt: Made in 1957: All Original Parts.

And now for something different.
Sometimes you have to create time to recover.
This may mean not doing anything or doing “some things” on a lesser scale.
Today was one of those days.Image6

Instead of completely staying out of the gym or doing an abbreviated workout we decided to “fix” some issues that were bothering us.

For me…my back and right shoulder were a bit stiff. Others had some stiffness and soreness issues as well. One had really bad back pain and stiffness. Another had a tremendous amount of delayed onset muscular soreness (DOMS) from a Image1few days ago.

We were gonna fix it all!

First: TMR

Or Total Motion Release…
Essentially the body gets “released” through movement.
The “movement” can and does affect other parts of the body.Image5
Hence it’s important to monitor and “re-test” issue areas.
While it may look like there is no sequence for what we are doing…there is!!

After a few minutes everyone was moving better. Sometimes this is just a nice way to get “loosened up” prior to a workout.

Today it fixed some things…the really severe back got 98% better subjectively. Objectively her bending forward went from “hands on upper thighs” to fingertips on floor. Image11The DOMS person subjectively got 95% better and was able to squat without assistance (makes going to the restroom much easier!).
For more info on this kind of thing go to this website:




Image5Workout for 3/13/2013.

Music: Radio. T-shirt: Lucky Shirt.

And now for something different.

As always!

The beginning isn’t so different but just wait…

First: Core/AbsImage1

7 Medicine Balls

6 – 23 pounds

Lemon Squeezers Ball Overhead, 10 Reps Each Ball

Seated Twists w/Legs Up, 5 Reps Each Ball

Supine, Ball In Hands, Arms Overhead, Leg Raises, Image210 Reps Each Ball

Sit Ups, Twists, 5 Reps Each Ball

Supine Side Crunches, 10 Reps Each Ball

Up the Middle Crunches, 5 Reps Each Ball

Legs Wide, Ball to Each Foot, 10 Reps Each BallImage7

Ball in One Hand Supine Crunches 5 Reps Each Hand/Each Ball

Second: Squats and Pistols

Decided to work on full squats, balance, and pistols.

Did this several sets to get the body “used” to the bottom position. Image9Done with a weight it’s easier. After several reps we checked the squat again to see if it was easier…it was.


Squat with “counter weight”

Cossack or Side Squat

Skater Squat

Third: Total Motion Release and Squats/Side SquatsImage12

Total Motion Release is a physical therapy technique/course. Works in the clinic and in the gym. Just playing around with it in a group.