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Connective Tissue

This method accel­er­ates con­nec­tive tis­sue devel­op­ment in sit­u­a­tions where pri­or train­ing leads to con­nec­tive tis­sue strength imbal­ance, the mus­cle is stronger than the tis­sue that con­nects it to the bone.


Many train­ing meth­ods that focus on mus­cle devel­op­ment often cre­ate an strength imbal­ance between mus­cle and con­nec­tive tis­sue. In sim­ple terms, the con­nec­tive tis­sue must be able to with­stand the max­i­mum repet­i­tive jerk-ten­sion of the mus­cle with­out cumu­la­tive micro-trau­ma.

This is large­ly true because the smooth stress train­ing that stim­u­lates mus­cle growth, not stim­u­late bal­anced increase in con­nec­tive tis­sue.

Mod­ern train­ing meth­ods do not rec­og­nize or address the fac­tors that enable con­nec­tive tis­sue devel­op­ment.  This method is based pri­mar­i­ly on the obser­va­tion that — white tis­sue, does not have cap­il­lar­ies.


There are two unrec­og­nized effects that deter­mine the rate of con­nec­tive tis­sue devel­op­ment ver­sus mus­cle devel­op­ment:

  • Con­nec­tive tis­sue gets oxy­gen and nutri­ents from extra-cel­lu­lar flu­ids while mus­cle gets nutri­ents and oxy­gen from blood;
  • Con­nec­tive tis­sue growth is stim­u­lat­ed by shock, while mus­cle devel­op­ment by smooth strain.

As a result train­ing meth­ods that do not bal­ance these four fac­tors often pro­duce struc­ture and strength imbal­ances that result in injury vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty.

  • Non vas­cu­lar nutri­ents and oxy­gen are unman­aged in vir­tu­al­ly all train­ing sys­tems;
  • Train­ing pro­file that bal­ances shock to strain accord­ing to the shock/strain require­ments of a sport.

These effects par­tic­u­lar­ly affect large ath­letes with well devel­oped mus­cle.  They often exhib­it ele­vat­ed joint-injury vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty because strong mus­cles over-stress con­nec­tive tis­sue, result­ing in chron­ic inflam­ma­tion and ele­vat­ed con­nec­tive tis­sue injury inci­dence.

Strength train­ing meth­ods, weight lift­ing in par­tic­u­lar, increas­es mus­cle mass much more rapid­ly than con­nec­tive tis­sue strength.

This method enables spe­cial­ized devel­op­ment of con­nec­tive tis­sue strength and dura­bil­i­ty.

Principles of Method

There are two sim­ple prin­ci­ples of this train­ing method:

  • Sat­u­rate non-vas­cu­lar body flu­ids with oxy­gen;
  • Train using meth­ods that ampli­fy shock but not smooth exer­tion.

Phys­i­cal­ly this means:

  1. Use high oxy­gen
  2. While lift­ing mod­er­ate weight on a vibrat­ing plat­form
  3. In motion pat­ters that iso­late vul­ner­a­ble con­nec­tive tis­sue
  4. Of injury vul­ner­a­ble mus­cles and lig­a­ments.



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