Learn A New Muscle: Sternocleidomastoid

The sternocleidomastoid is one of my favorite muscles.  Solely for its name.  When I was first learning the muscles I saw that name and thought, “you’ve got to be kidding me.”  I had so much fun laughing at myself trying to remember how to pronounce it.  That must be a sign that I love the body.

The sternoceidomastoid is easy to remember because you can see it in your neck.  It’s that ropey, thick muscle that pops out when you turn your head from side to side.  If you can’t see it, then put your hands on your neck like you are feeling for a pulse.  Turn your head to the left and you’ll feel a muscle pop out under the fingers on the right side of your neck.  Turn to look to the right and you’ll feel it pop out under the left fingers.

It attaches to the base of the skull, pretty much […]

Learn A New Muscle: Sternocleidomastoid2017-09-12T19:34:30-04:00

Wife Carrying Contest

I want to participate in the Wife Carrying Contest. A few weeks ago in class, a client informed me that such a thing exists. She and her husband came in fourth place a few years ago. The concept seems thrilling to me (the carried), but less thrilling to Matt (the carrier).

Knowing this race existed made me consider getting married. But luckily you don’t have to be legally married to participate so Matt and I can totally compete in this race. Nowadays they don’t even make the guy carry the girl, which could end up being a problem for me.
I came home so excited and expecting Matt to be excited too. But what you must realize is that Matt and I basically weigh the same amount. We both weigh in under 140. Matt is pretty convinced that anyone who would do well in […]

Wife Carrying Contest2017-09-12T19:31:38-04:00