Many with Left side tighter than right?

yes - But also consider the following. (which im sure you’re aware of - just putting it out there)

In addition to general skeletal muscle loss, the following changes occur as you age:
Muscles take longer to respond to brain signals in your 50s than they did in your 20s. As a normal course of aging, you begin to lose the muscle fibers that are responsible for making you move quickly. The speed of transmission of impulses from the brain to the muscles also slows down, so it takes longer to get the signal, “Hey! Move it!” Your muscles also can’t repair themselves as quickly as they used to, due to a decrease in enzyme activities and protein turnover.
The water content of tendons (the cord-like tissues that attach muscles to bones) decreases as you age. This change makes the tissues stiffer and less able to tolerate stress.
Your heart muscle becomes less able to propel large quantities of blood quickly through your body. As a result, you tire more quickly and take longer to recover.

I have heard good success from Cupping - surely there are better options giving the Bruising side effects.

I have heard there are short courses available for Acupuncture - would be a very useful tool

To answer the 1st Q.
The end goal for most of my clients is to loss body fat, gain lean tissue.
Q 2 - Can it be done without progression to heavier loads v’s doing the exercises in the 1st place at maximal intensity. - Yes it can. However, I test everybody 1 x per month, Body Fat/Lean Tissue.

without doubt, Heavier loads, done correctly, done maximally, in perfect form create a far better response in Fat/lean tissue composition.

Your last part - totally agree. I find most people scale back to mediballs, much like in the videos shown, when their from in Dumbbells drops. Then a week or two, or three later, they are ready to hit the dumbbells again.

Plus there is Variety = less boredom

It is the only thing that I know of in the mechanical world that works along the same lines.

Maximal stimulus gives maximal response. Are the maximal “loads”,or their maximality which produces the results? You cannot tell,as for today.

Variety may not be a desirable thing,if efficient results are the end goal.

Not with classic chiro approach for sure.

Answer - Neither

So it changes the fibres elastic memory, specifically within the membrane to become more able to elongate longitudinally. The cell increases it’s uptake of lipids, esp free form fatty-acids to achieve this.

Nor with any I am aware of,In Balance comprised.

But then, it may be interesting if you share your view on this,and define the real enemy.

Where does the whole process start,and where does it end?

What is really happening peripherically,and what is happening in the brain?

Does a signal Have to come from the brain for a Cell to uptake Lipids and become more Elastic?

Perhaps it does?
Perhaps the tiny stretches, send a signal to the brain, which in turn sends the Lipids to the Stretched Fibres for repair, and in turn, the fibre becomes more elastic?
Without the tiny stretches, no signal.


Perhaps the cell, due to tiny tears, opens the blood barrier within itself to allow uptake of Lipids, repairs itself?

Your thoughts?

imbalance of 1) Cranio-cervico-mandibular system 2) Pelvic system 3) Feet/gait complex, these are the key points.
Spinal system can be restored with a resetting of cranio-mandibular system in 3-5 treatments.
Actually is my opinion that spinal column is an adaptative, high compensative structure, but not a primary system (just my opinion)!

great topic and close to my heart treatment-wise.
identify the neurological deficiencies (baseline functional neurological testing), correlate this with with biomechanical findings (gait, muscle length, manual muscle testing, joint restriction).
arrive at both a classical (achilles tendonosis, rtc strain, etc.), and functional/mechanical diagnosis.
implement a multimodal treatment plan including soft tissue, joint manip., therapeutic exercise, and neurological resolving activity based on a realistic time frame and actual short term, long term goals. Re-eval on every visit to assure effectiveness of provided interventions and modify accordingly. Cover the bases, and resolve based on necessity of care and not on popular technique choices.
has been very successful in my practice.

What are in your experience the ramifications of your work (as described above) as related to training,and performace of athletes?

Agreed,jam. Now,what system/structure would you describe as non-adaptive and a not high compenstory?

All structures are adaptative, it’s the law of the life…but many focus only on compensative adaptation and not on primary system adaptation.
Compensation is always secondary to a structural imbalance of a primary complex system!
We can say: “not all adaptations are equal…”

do you have a website?

What kind of treatment do you use in your practice?


Not all adaptation is equal…adaptive states are (different from realized adaptation)!

Can you expand now on imbalances of primary comoplex systems?

Please expand :slight_smile:

Adaptative states (allostatic states) are different from realized adaptation (return to homeostatsis), but the point is the same, compensative adaptation is a realized state, the final point of a process.
The scenario doesn’t change, are we working on a primary system or a secondary compensatory structure?
Structural compensations are a strategy for relax mechanical tension on central nervous system.
When your adaptative compensation capacity is ehxausted, you have a weak link (or more).
On the primary complex system, see the Homunculus for the neurologic fundamental structures.
Specific manual work can restore proper communication into the system, with fast and impressive results of posture, flexibility, strength (up to 30%)
When you reset all above C7, you have done 80% of the work.

@ Boldwarrior: cranial bone imbalances, TMJ disorder, lost of a functional occlusion, upper cervical imbalance, atlas subluxation, neurological tooth, and other interference field, can lead to a lot of problems, structural, postural, digestive and regulative (via vagus nerve).
Many techniques are covered by applied kinesiology theory, but my application work is quite different.