Some of our aches and pains come as a result of something we did today; other aches and pains are the result of what happened to us years ago.
In my particular case, one of my college coaches put me in a tight hammerlock (arm behind my back) and the more I fought to escape, the worse it got. I didn’t have good shoulder flexibility at the time, and the hammerlock caused pain in my body that I’d never experienced before.
A couple years later, when I was in my early 20’s, I got slammed on the same shoulder during a wrestling match in West Virginia. My opponent was from Kent State, and had beaten me in a close match the week prior with a slick fireman’s carry – but this time, even after being slammed, I mustered the internal strength to whoop him, and continued to do so every time I faced him afterward.
Even though I ended up beating the guy three times to his one, the pain I suffered from getting slammed on my shoulder lived on. As the saying goes, “your body never forgets.”
But what if there was a way to help my shoulder forget, to let go of the pain?
Well, there are numerous healing modalities that can help someone heal. I’ve played around with many of them and found them to be effective.
At the same time, just because something gets you out of pain doesn’t necessarily mean that it will help you regain what was lost.
Did you regain the flexibility you lost? Did you regain the strength you once had? These are important questions to ask yourself.
When I first began doing the exercises in the Farmer Burns course, I was enamored with the power of the deep breathing exercises. As I dove deeper I was impressed with the training for the fast twitch muscle fibers.
But ultimately, what made me smile the most, was how, after taking the exercises seriously, I could put myself into the hammerlock position, and move through it like a hot knife through butter. Not only did I gain flexibility in the hammerlock position I never had before, but I now have strength in this position that was previously foreign to me as well.
So if you’ve been wondering why I keep hammering the Farmer Burns course, now you have one of many vitally important clues.
The exercises in Farmer Burns course can help your body forget what used to cause you pain.
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