Understanding Fascia – Flexibility, Power & Pain

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Do you wake up in the morning feeling stiff and tight? Maybe you can feel specific areas of tightness and inflexibility? It could be caused by the connective tissue, fascia; and if so, this video is for you.

Fascia is a dense connective tissue found throughout your body. It’s like a three-dimensional web encasing and supporting your muscles, organs, nerves, and blood vessels. It plays a crucial role in maintaining structural integrity, transmitting forces, and providing a pathway for communication between different body parts.

Fascia isn’t a single entity, however. There are multiple layers – from superficial fascia found just beneath your skin, to deep fascia surrounding your muscles and bones, and then visceral fascia enveloping your organs. Each type has unique properties and functions, collectively contributing to your body’s stability, flexibility, and overall wellbeing.

Fascia differs from muscles and other connective tissues in that it’s very smart with many times more sensory nerve endings, making it almost as sensitive as skin to stretching, strain, heat, and injury. As a result, it’s really important to keep your fascia healthy and mobile.

In this video, I’ll reveal more about fascia and why it’s so important, the types of exercise that will keep it strong and healthy, as well as some fascia-friendly nutrients to add to your diet. Let’s get started!

00:00 Fascia
01:44 What is fascia?
05:49 Myofascial training
07:25 Why and how to train fascia
09:42 Foods for healthy fascia

DISCLAIMER – Please do not use this video to diagnose or treat a severe injury. This is for educational purposes only. Check with a trusted healthcare provider before starting any self-care routine.

* The importance of fascia and how it works
* How fascia becomes damaged and heals
* How to exercise for fascial health
* What to eat for healthy fascia

* Pain in a specific area – sharp, dull, or achy
* Limited range of motion in a muscle or joint
* Swelling, redness, or heat caused by inflammation in the inured area
* Visible lumps or knots – palpable areas of tightness
* Numbness or tingling caused by fascial compression on nerves
If you suspect a fascial injury, see a physical therapist for a diagnosis.

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  1. Commenting for those who might ignore his words.

    as a person who bodybuilds [ looking good, defined muscles, and useable strength for day to day labourous work ]

    fascia stretch, maybe one of the more over looked variables, in many studies, for building muscles or to get blood going for that good [ pump ]
    and that insane end of the rep muscle failure, and just stretch under supervised load to " tear " the muscles and rebuild stronger

    for @10:00 onwards with the supplemenation, its been the same for bodybuilders and athletics

    If you have huge muscles, strong ones, but bad fascia or stretching = leading to bad injuries or worse

    if both muscles and fascia are stretchable and strong, it means its high performing

    but if both are great but your other areas [ blood flow, limited range of motion etc] you're back to square one

  2. I’ve never seen anyone else talk about this! So my lupus/connective tissue disease is more or less a fascia / ligament disease. This makes so much more sense! And with knowledge comes power. Thank you so much for helping me to understand this. Can you go explain this to my rheumatologist so he will understand! 🤣
    Thank you again! 🙏💜🙏

  3. Love the info. However, as an LMT, I have to disagree that fascia can not be affected externally. There's been published studies saying differently, please do your research before making false statements.

  4. Fantastic explanation of fascia, muscles, and how they relate. I really appreciate your mentioning food/nutrition as well, since it wasn't something I considered. Thank you!

  5. 💞✨🌹hey Lucas,


    ❤ Thank you for this lovely video, hydration is very important for fascia, and dehydration causes a lot of problems with fascia especially with diabetes type 2,,

    ❤ You've given some very good advice, lycopene as found in heirloom tomatoes 🍅 is very good for regeneration of fascia and other cells in your body 💞 there are other ayurvedic medicines also❤

    LoVe ❤Dr. Pak0da 💛 Ayurvedic Medicine

  6. Interesting content 🧐 I was already 'aware' of fascia but, this video certainly helped to elaborate on what fascia actually is, which is great👍 Thank you for sharing this knowledge with us🙏😊

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