How effective is fascia training?

The term "fascia" says nothing to you? Well: Everyone has them – and they are even extremely important. The mesh of connective tissue prevents back pain and protects our muscles from injury. Above all, however, the fasciae, which mainly consist of collagen fibers, ensure a firm figure. Why they have recently received increased attention. More and more gyms offer fascia training as THE new wonder cure for cellulite and connective tissue weakness. Especially as it has been shown in animal experiments that regularly resilient movements in older animals led to a more youthful re-modeling of the connective tissue (for humans, however, there are no specific studies). What is fascia training? First of all, the fascination training combines elements of yoga, far-eastern martial arts with the resilient processes of classical gymnastics. Really new are less the movements, but the scientific findings that underlie the fascia training. Why is connective tissue training important? Most overuse injuries in sports such as a fatigue break on the foot or painful muscle fiber tears do not affect the red muscle meat, but the white-colored, collagen fiber network of the body – so the fascia. Reason enough to pay more attention to our connective tissue! Because it remains supple and elastic, it comes in sports less often to strains or tension. Even a sore muscles after that is less likely.

Is muscle training now out – and only more fascia training announced? Of course not! Even if the fitness scene propagates the trend: one-sided workouts is never good. Instead, the fascia should be included as a small but important addition to the exercise program. What is effective fascination training? Most resilient movements are combined with different strains. To activate the body, a simple hopping is enough: Stand upright with legs open to the hips. Begin to gently feather with both feet. Get free, swing your arms! Jump for about a minute. Somewhat more complex is the "Gekko Walk": Go to the push-up position. Move first right arm and left leg forward, then left arm and right leg. "Run" four steps forward, then four steps back. Make yourself long in the movement, go very deep, stretch yourself – and enjoy the movement. But it's best if you have yourself instructed by a fitness trainer or physiotherapist. What are fascia roles? The fascia roller is a special massage roller. With this role, the hardened, painful fascial tissue is squeezed out like a sponge. In addition, the metabolic processes are stimulated. How do I use the fascial role? If you want to tighten connective tissue, hearty, vigorous rolling movements are recommended every second or third day. For a solving effect, however, are slow rolling movements in the daily distance better. Can you do something wrong? In case of bad veins, spider veins or marked lymphatic and circulatory disorders, the targeted application should be better discussed with the doctor. What else can I do for a healthy connective tissue? Targeted exercise therapies and massages help to relax the fascia network and make the tissue elastic again. The connective tissue is extremely susceptible to pressure (acupressure), pulling and kneading. Stretching exercises and light jumping exercises can also help to keep the connective tissue elastic.