Have you ever thought about the strength of your hand grip? Or how many muscles support your shoulder and encourage movement? Or that the nerves that innervate your arm all originate from your neck?
The body is incredible in its architecture and how it allows us to complete tasks through the movement.
This month we are highlighting the Upper Growth Trigger, the first of the 4 machines our members use within the OsteoStrong program each week. This machine is designed to trigger bone and muscle density increase in the upper body from the hand, through the elbow and into the shoulder and collar bone.
The movement you are coached through on this machine emulates impact as if you were to have a fall. Our hands would organically land out in front of us to absorb impact and hopefully prevent any broken bones!
The aim for the Upper Growth Trigger is to assist you in strengthening & improving the mind body connection to those muscles that create movement in our hands and arms. Each week with your coach, you are working on improving grip strength, activation and stability of the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, upper arm, and shoulder!
Again, sending those positive signals to the brain to be stronger and have more endurance, as well as having a positive physiological response to the muscles and bones of this region. Over time, this results in improvement in strength and bone density with the aim to reduce the likelihood of any fractures or breaks if you were to fall.
If you have any further questions about the Upper Growth Trigger, either reach out to your coach or contact your closest OsteoStrong centre to explore how this can assist in your healthspan! #staystrong 💪