When it comes to running, there is plenty of equipment out there— and gimmicks to match—designed to help you train, keep you healthy, and improve your performance. Yet with all the hype over these tools, there is one piece of equipment that seems to get lost in the shuffle—your body.
Taking care of yourself can give you the edge you need to help get you where you need to be. Consider how much faster you could be if you could focus on training, and not on recovering from an injury.
Well I made it to Brussels and have settled in. Play has begun and matches are going well. We are staying at the Royal Windsor Hotel right downtown and the city is amazing. Right out our back door are numerous restaurants and bars so of course I had to try the large variety of beer that Belgium is famous for. I think we are going for another famous dish here called Moules and Frites (Mussels and chips) tonight for dinner since there are no night matches here.
Here are some pictures from the main city square from behind our hotel where we ate dinner in an outside café.
Another interesting bit of history is the story of a famous statue of a little boy peeing into a fountain. There are several legends behind this statue, but the most famous is the one about Duke Godfrey III of Leuven. In 1142, the troops of this two-year-old lord were battling against the troops of the Berthouts, the lords of Grimbergen, in Ransbeke (now Neder-over-Heembeek). The troops put the infant lord in a basket and hung the basket in a tree to encourage them. From there, the boy urinated on the troops of the Berthouts, who eventually lost the battle.
If you have a client to seems to have limited thoracic rotation one way or the other, a very effective fix is to release the diaphragm. Since the diaphragm attaches along the inside of the ribcage, restrictions in the muscle can lead to decrease mobility in the thoracic spine.