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Here is a question on exercise for the naturalistic experts…

Here is a question on exercise for the naturalistic experts such as Guru Anaerobic and others about muscle tension, “knots” and matters that require curative intervention.

When you lift heavy weights, you tend to develop “knots” in some areas, painful lumps of muscle fibers, the result of an uneven sudden tension. My personal experience: clean and pressing and deadlifting produce these painful spots in the hamstrings and the gluteus medius. These require rubbing, massage, and other remedies that seems unnatural. The scientific literature is vague on “trigger points” and similar ailments, along with the remedies. Now why does modern life require the unnatural massage? Is it because we no longer sit/sleep on hard surfaces and uneven hard surfaces would normally squeeze these lumps and reestablish circulation, dissolve the “trigger points” or “knots”? Ot is it because episodic weightlifting is too unnatural?
Thanks for whatever ideas you may have, but this is mainly a question for the experienced “barbell” weighlifters who, from the discussion of Brassens’s weightlifting, seem to be numerous on this page.

via Here is a question on exercise for the… – Nassim Nicholas Taleb.