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L i s te n to T h e A B M P Po d c a s t a t a b m m /p o d c a s t s o r w h e reve r yo u a cce s s yo u r favo r i te p o d c a s t s 15 KNEAD TO KNOW Researcher Discovers Soleus Muscle Promotes Glucose and Fat Burning With the average American sitting about 10 hours a day, University of Houston researcher Marc Hamilton may have discovered a way to elevate muscle metabolism without much effort. Hamilton's research found that when activated properly, the soleus muscle in the calf— which makes up 1 percent of your body weight—could effectively elevate muscle metabolism for hours, even while sitting. Hamilton's work focused on the "soleus pushup"—a movement that aims to "shorten the calf muscle while the soleus is naturally activated by its motor neurons." While the movement seems simple, Hamilton advises that it's actually a very specific movement that currently requires wearable technology and experience to be done correctly for maximum effect. Published in iScience, Hamilton's research suggests the soleus pushup's ability to sustain an elevated oxidative metabolism to improve the regulation of blood glucose is more effective than any popular methods touted as a solution, including exercise, weight loss, and intermittent fasting. "These results indicate that the human soleus muscle is capable of raising, and sustaining for hours, the local rate of oxidative metabolism to high levels," the research stated. With many Americans living with muscle metabolism that's too low because of inactivity, Hamilton says the discovery could be a solution to a variety of health problems caused by inactivity. Read the full study at Soleus "Cornerstones: The ABMP Instructor Development Program" The ABMP Podcast The bodywork community is full of passionate instructors possessing caring hearts and expert hands-on skills who give their all to students. But so many are often trained in the "trial by fire" method. In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Kristin and Darren speak with ABMP Chairman Bob Benson about his motivation for creating Cornerstones, why there was a need for this type of program in massage education, and why he was commited to creating this resource for the profession. 293-cornerstones-abmp- instructor-development- program-bob-benson THE ABMP PODCAST NETWORK

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