Muscle Memory

Did you know your muscles can remember actions? If you were to say take your car out and repeatedly put it into a spin on an icy or snowy parking lot (or any safe area) your body would remember. You might save a life someday by preparing your body to act from memories.

Snow in New Mexico
Snow in New Mexico

Repeating movements can block a punch or have you jump back out of the way. Like riding a bike, your brain and body remember.

Visual acuity can be trained. Search and rescue uses techniques to spot unusual or unnatural areas of terrain.

Storm Damaged Tree
Storm Damaged Tree

Depending on how complex the action is can be a factor in how many times you would need to train muscles. Some actions are simple and only need to be done a few times.  Some actions like dance steps can be quite difficult to master.  Some people seem to pick it up right away and others have to train their body for years.

Snake
Snake

Your body reacts in one of two ways when encountering danger – fight or flight. Numerous actions go on in your body in a cascade effect without you thinking about it.  With a little training your reflexes can react quicker and either move you out of the way or prepare you to take on the imminent danger.

Water Wheel
Water Wheel

Sometimes the hustle and bustle of life can be so hectic that people lose the rhythm and flow around them. Stop for a moment and think about how you use your muscles everyday and never pay any attention to how they are used. Stretching and toning your muscles could prevent medical problems or help you get through them easier.  Plus you’ll feel a lot better about yourself and your abilities.