By MH Staff - Posted on 9th April 2014
Manipulate trigger points in your body prior to your workout, says neuromuscular therapist Dax Moy.
1 Work Your Abs Harder
To access the power of those bottom two eight-pack abs, you need to stimulate a “neurolymphatic reflex”. Massage your inner thigh three fingers up from your knee for 20 seconds. Then move to your lower back at the belt line, feeling for tender spots. BENEFIT: This connection kicks your lower abs into action, so they’ll do more of the work during crunches or leg raises, boosting strength.
2 Add Power To Your Legs
If you want to get more out of moves such as squats and dead lifts, hit these two spots. Find a point about 10cm down from your groin in your inner thigh, feel for a tender spot and massage firmly for up to 20 seconds. Now immediately massage behind your knee for the same amount of time. BENEFIT: This helps prime your muscles to shift more weight when you lift.
3 Boost Your Back & Arms
It’s actually your ribs that hold the key to stronger traps, lats, triceps and rhomboids. Feel around in-between your bottom and second rib until you find a tender spot that’s almost sore to press. Now massage it for 10 to 20 seconds in circular motions on each side. BENEFIT: You’ll notice more power in pulling, pressing and rowing moves – ideal for achieving a V-shape.