Odd Things You Can Do With Your Body

Odd Things You Can Do With Your Body # 2

May 16, 2012
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ODD THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR BODY # 2

Win an Arm-wrestle

When challenging somebody to an arm-wrestle it helps to have an edge.  Try this with somebody who is clearly stronger than you.

It is best to arm-wrestle at a low table for this to work best.  You need to stimulate an acupuncture point on your ankle on the same side as the arm you are wrestling with.  For this example we will assume you are wrestling with your right hand.

With your left hand put your finger tip on the point in the midline on the front of the right ankle in the crease.

Stimulate this point by rubbing firmly with your finger throughout the arm-wrestle.  This should make your right arm very strong and make it much more difficult for your opponent to beat you even if they are much stronger than you.

A word of warning – this does not work when you have been drinking!

The acupuncture meridian point on the stomach meridian (Stomach 41) is the tonification point for that meridian.  This means that all muscles on that meridian will be strengthened by stimulating that point.The muscles used during an arm-wrestle are associated with the stomach meridian and are therefore strengthened by stimulating that point.Meridians also have a sedation point which weakens all those muscles thus making it even easier to beat your opponent …. but that’s another story.

Odd Things You Can Do With Your Body # 1

May 9, 2012
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ODD THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR BODY # 1
Make your arms float
Standing in a doorway, allow your arms to come away from your sides until they meet the doorframe.  Now push firmly out wards against the frame and keep the pressure up for a minute.  When you release the pressure and walk out of the doorframe your arms will feel like they are floating upwards.
WHY?
The reason for this is that you are performing an isometric muscle contraction with the Deltoid muscle.  That is to say that you are asking the muscle to contract but not letting it shorten.  By holding the contraction you are reinforcing the neural signals to push the arms outwards.  At the same time there is the phenomenon of synergistic muscles which causes one muscle to relax as another contracts.  For example, when you bend your arm at the elbow you need the bicep to contract but you also need the tricep (at the back of the arm) to relax.  If they both contracted together the arm would not move.
THE RESULT!
When you walk out from the doorway the neural stimulation causes the deltoid muscles to continue contracting to a small degree and the synergistic muscles are inhibited making the arms feel as though they are floating upwards.

Deltoid Muscle

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