April 18th, 2012

Anatomy Trains

Recently read a book by Thomas Myers, called ‘Anatomy Trains’. It talks about ‘myofascial meridians’, which in simple terms means specific lines along which the ‘fascia’ which surround our muscles and soft-tissue lie. ‘Fascia’ is basically connective tissue which binds many structures of the body together, and ‘myo’ implies fascia connected to the muscles. ‘Myofascia’ is best visualized as a spider’s web surrounding all the bundles of muscles, and, according to Mr Myers (and his having seen this on scores of cadavers and studied the subject in detail), myofascia arranges itself along specific lines (‘meridians’) which run through the body. Of the many meridians Mr Myers describes, two fit in very well with the MGS concept. For more, see the 'science and the golf swing' section of this blog.

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