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Exercise is BAD for You

Seized Muscles – What Can You Do?

Seized Muscles

Exercise is BAD for You

If you are reading this then probably, you have some “seized muscles” which are;

  • pulling on your bones,
  • causing your body to distort,
  • restricting your movements,
  • causing you pain; and/or tingles, numbness, itching and cramp;
  • while creating your varicose veins,
  • and cellulite

therefore, …you want an answer.

1.   The first thing you need to know is that Exercise is BAD for You and that includes; stretching of any kind, long walks, running and swimming.

2.  Next, there is only one solution, only one way to relax seized muscles and that is to have some massages on the seized up area.

3.  Visit a professional practioner in Swedish Therapeutic Massage (5 hours over 3 weeks) or page down for some self-massage tips.


In a nutshell, life is about blood. New blood means new growth.

There is only one way to repair our seized muscles and that is with fresh blood.  It is necessary to return the flow of fresh blood through the damaged muscles.

New blood means new growth.

  • With fresh blood “cell renewal” takes place and new muscle fibres grow enabling our muscles to relax, lengthen and re-align themselves.
  • Relaxed and aligned muscles, release their “compressing grip” upon our nerves thus stopping the pain, upon our bones improving and straightening our posture and upon our arteries and veins thus improving and maintaining a new, healthy blood flow.


Why is Exercise is BAD for You?

Stretching, pulling, pushing and pumping on a “seized muscle” does not release the muscle, it just “rips” more muscles fibres.  This is the truth of exercise and the reason why, you have pain the following day.

The notion that “exercise is good for us” is false, exercise is a short term delusion.

  • Pulling on an “over-stretched” or “injured muscle” does not and will not repair it but rather, causes it to “seize” solid and become static, creating stress and “misalignment” to all its surrounding muscles.
  • Pulling on a “misaligned muscle” does not and will not, bring it back into alignment.
  • Pulling on a “seized muscle” does not and will not, loosen it.

To continue the enforced movement of an injured body part, does not create healing but rather, stops it. Continuing to move or “exercise an injury” while ignoring the pain, or using pain killing drugs to hide the presence of pain, is going against our body’s own natural mechanisms.

Our body gives us pain, so that we do not move.

The objective is to avoid more pain, we will keep still.

The more you exercise, the more you pull, push or pump on over-stretched, injured, seized and misaligned muscles then the more seized muscles you create.


What You Can Do

First, you MUST stop all exercising now.

******************** Notice ********************

NO liability is accepted for any losses, damage, injury or other consequences as a result of the use of any information offered herein, below.


Be realistic, you cannot redress the damage accumulated

over years, in just a few days, it will take a few weeks.

Each time you make a movement, hundreds of your muscles are all called into action at once.  They are activated in a set sequence, all contracting, expanding, pulling and depending upon each other to achieve the movement’s flow.

You don’t have just one seized muscle, you have many.

1. Visit a Professional

Go for some massages on the seized up areas and in particular, on all the surrounding muscles. This will circulate blood through your body without straining your muscles.

Type of Massage

Not a deep, “digging in”, sports type massage nor a relaxing “skin rub” but find someone; experienced with a firm touch offering an “invigorating” massage based upon the principles of our muscle structure,  (Swedish Therapeutic).

Number of Treatments

5 one hour sessions over 3 weeks (4/5 days apart).  Then for 3 weeks, do nothing, just take things very easy and heal.

You may need to repeat the process again for another 6 weeks.

2. Self Treatment

Try treating yourself.

10 minutes per day, 3 times per week and in 3 weeks you will be amazed at the difference and how good you will feel.

  • The secret and your objective is to loosen the seized area enough for “fresh blood to re-gain access” then your body will do the rest.
  • (Imagine a frozen chicken, at first it is solid and static but as it thaws, it becomes soft and movable.)  
  • Little and often, it is a process.
  • You will need to treat all of the muscles surrounding your problem area.
  • Hip Problem; treat from your waist at the back, cover all the buttock and down your thigh to your knee.
  • Lower Back; treat from your ribs at the back, all across the middle back, over the hips to and including the buttocks.
  • Upper Arms; treat from below the elbow up along the underarm. Use your hand to hold around the arm as you continue into the arm pit and as far you can reach, to the shoulder blade behind. Also massage at the front, the whole of your chest area from the centre bone, across the upper breast, to the collar bone and out to the shoulder. Continue along to the arm and massage the front muscles down to the elbow.
  • It is a PROCESS. You cannot rush the process.
  • Your objective is stimulation.
  • Your body needs the time of a few days, between each session, to marinade in the new blood. New blood means new growth.
  • Massage the area and 3 days later your muscles will be softer.
  • After each session the area becomes softer and softer.


(i) You will need lots of oil or lots of soap if you are in the bath/shower but do not use a cream or moisturizer. This is important, to avoid skin to skin friction (cooking oil is fine, you can wash it off afterwards).

(ii) Start using the whole of your hand just gliding over the whole area.

(iii) Do not dig in. Do not hurt yourself.

(iv) Establish a rhythm to your movements, (you may wish to massage in time to music).

(v) Massage for 1 to 2 minutes and then stop and wait for 1 to 2 minutes or while waiting, treat another part of your body.

(vi) Start again for 1 to 2 minutes, this time massage using the whole of your hand in small circles about the size of a saucer. Then stop and repeat. .

(vii) After 10 minutes on each area, you are finished.

(viii) However this must be repeated regularly, every 3/4 days for 3 weeks.

(ix) Then stop for 3 weeks and if you need more, then continue.

(x) The more parts of your body that you massage, the better you will feel.


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The ideas and theory expressed on this blog are the original concept of the author, Linda Dodds.

All rights reserved.   Copyright ©  Linda Dodds 2008.


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  2. Linda, how does your theory of ‘seized muscles’ explain the history of human kinesiology?

    All mammals, including human beings, are biologically designed to MOVE their bodies. Since we first began to walk upright, homo sapiens have been walking, running, dancing, swimming, lifting, pushing and pulling. Movement is the natural state for all of us.

    In fact, not one of us would be here today if our ancestors had not been able to outrun dangerous animals, go off hunting for meat, dig for tubers, carry heavy loads ranging from children to firewood and water.

    Do you have any clinical references or academic support at all for this theory?

    Carolyn Thomas

    Comment by Carolyn Thomas | July 31, 2009 | Reply

    • Dear Carolyn,

      Thank you for your comment.

      First we have to define “exercise”.

      Movement, the performing of different activities using multiple muscle groups is as you say, essential for life and I agree; “Movement is the natural state for all of us”.

      Each of the “muscle activities” which you describe; “outrun dangerous animals, go off hunting for meat, dig for tubers, carry heavy loads ranging from children to firewood and water” were performed intermingled with one another.

      • Walking up and down a flight of stairs, ten different times during one day is “good exercise”.
      • Walking up and down a flight of stairs, ten times all in one session is “bad exercise”.
      • Taking a leisurely, “uneven paced” walk with lots of stops, to bend down and smell the flowers (and perhaps a quick burst run to escape being eaten) is “good exercise”.
      • Taking regular pounding, power walks and raising a sweat is “bad exercise”.

      Varied, flowing “muscle activity” is good for us.
      Repetitious, prolonged “muscle pumping” is bad for us.

      Once a muscle is damaged, even with just a bruise then over a period of several years, it will seize. It will contract, shorten and pull upon its bones. The bones will be pulled out of alignment and so too, tendons, ligaments and our other muscles.

      The inflexible seized muscle will in time, also cause all its neighbouring muscles to seize. They will contract and pull upon their bones, all of which results in our reduced mobility, painful discomfort and uncontrollable posture distortion.

      Just as, it is impossible to go through life without becoming older; it is impossible to live without becoming “damaged”. From being children; we slip, trip and bump into things. We pull muscles in our arms, legs and backs and we twist our necks, knees and ankles.

      Once a muscle is seized, it is inflexible and therefore unable to absorb without damage, the impacts of the knocks and bumps of our daily lives. Our body therefore, for “self-preservation” lays down a “protective padding”, a cushioning of “body cell debris” (i.e. dead cells and cell waste).

      This “body cell debris” for our “self-preservation” also cements our muscles onto their bones but the price we pay, is an “enforced” lack of mobility.

      Nature wants us for our own “self-preservation”, to be cemented and padded.

      Today it seems that the whole of the western world, aided by the “clueless” medical profession, has been conned into believing that almost everyone over the age of 40 is overweight.

      Surely, not all of us are fat lazy lumps who need to “eat less” and “exercise more”? Yet that is what the doctors and keep-fit experts would have us believe. It is “the only solution” because our fat (which they cannot explain) is a self-induced problem, it is “our fault”. This is nonsense.

      Before our “anti-nature” obsession of requiring “young adult thinness” on fully mature adults; “middle-age spread” was considered normal. It was considered so normal that it was given a name; “middle-aged spread”. Now however, a once proudly displayed, “voluptuous” or “portly” stature is looked upon by others with disgust; as if it is an active or rather, inactive “lifestyle choice”.

      It is not a choice. It is Nature’s plan for the over 40s.

      Pulling (i.e exercise) on a seized, cemented and misaligned muscle does not release the muscle nor the cement, it just rips apart more muscle fibres (hence the muscle pain) which in several years, will create more padding (more fat) and more stiffness. This new damage only shows years after the keep-fit expert has declared victory and left.

      Normally it takes decades for the results of our damaged muscles to manifest themselves but by the age of 50, most of us are all the same; we are all overweight, lop-sided and complaining of stiffness, aches, pains, numbness and tingles.

      So why does all this happen?

      Well as you highlight in your article entitled; “Deep thoughts about death and heart disease” …the inevitable end result of being born is to d** (the D word)”.

      We are intended by Nature to age, deteriorate and ultimately, die.

      It is Nature’s plan and I can bet because I can’t guarantee that our ancestors also suffered middle-age spread; just as to this day, all mammals still do, including cats and dogs.

      It is all part of the “human aging process”. Just as, we walk at the age of one, talk at two and reach puberty in the teens. By the age of 50, most humans have similar body shapes; irrespective of previous life styles.

      The accumulations reduce our blood circulation which in turn, reduces the supply of oxygen and nutrients to all the areas of our body. Our body cell feeding, renewal and moreover, “body cell cleaning processes” are hindered.

      The “body cell debris” slows down our blood flow and thus ensures that for our own protection, the “body cell debris” is not washed away. More accumulates and the blood slows down and more accumulates.

      It is a vicious circle. Our bodies are “blocking up”.

      “Body cell debris” will in time also collect around our vital organs, further diminishing their blood supply and physically constricting their ability to function correctly. They malfunction. We die.

      BUT there is some “good news”. Nature always compensates our bad news with some good. Nature “pads us up” to protect us because; Nature values the over 40s or rather, Nature values our “knowledge, wisdom and skills”. What a pity, modern western cultures don’t do the same.

      But more of that in the book “Exercise is BAD for You”.


      Regarding clinical references or academic support for my theory.

      Well, as I am actually saying that the whole of western medicine and the fitness industry are WRONG as you can imagine, I will not be quoting them too much, except the following studies;

      16th. August, 2007 the BBC announced that;

      “Less than 3 hours of exercise per week, is better for you”.

      17th. August, 2007 the BBC announced that;

      “More than 3 hours of exercise per week, is essential for you”.

      Backache Bothers Billions, Yet to this Day; It Baffles The Boffins of Western Medicine.
      In 2008, the BBC reported that;
      “Back Pain” is estimated to cost the UK economy, annually £600,000,000.

      In 2008 the BBC reported that;
      “Researchers had discovered a link between the thickness of a “band of fat” around our middle and with the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease”.

      Yet they haven’t a clue “what fat is” let alone, “why it is there”.
      This particular band of “body cell debris” which we call a “muffin top” or “love handles” actually pads over damage to our back muscles, the Quadratus Lumborum at L4. And believe it or not, everyone in the world, yes everyone damages this muscle group.

      The “thickness” of the band is solely dependent upon the degree of damage and the age of the injury, the longer the time the larger the band.
      (If a link has been established then I believe that research should concentrate not on the “band of fat” but on those specific muscle groups in the neck which are reacting to the Quadratus lumborum. These muscles will be restricting our arteries, veins and nerves from having direct access, to and from the brain.)

      In 2007 the BBC reported the findings of a US medical study which after analyzing the findings of 23 other medical studies, concluded;
      “Surgery doesn’t work”.
      “5 to 7 years after pain-relief surgery, all patients reported being in “worse pain” than before the procedure.”

      However, despite the fact that this research is from a reputable source, were these findings made “headline news”? – No. Have these pointless, body mutilations stopped? – No.

      If a seized muscle is severed then naturally, it will release the pull upon its bones but once that muscle has been repaired (in 5 years), it will be shorter, won’t it? It will pull more upon its bones, it will cause more pain – that’s logical, isn’t it?

      (But it’s not logical, if you believe like western medicine that our muscles are nothing more than “soft tissue”, an unimportant body “filler” which may be sliced through and severed with impunity.)

      In 2008 the BBC reported that;
      “each year 25,000 deaths occur after surgery, due to blood clots in the veins”.

      In 2007 the BBC quoted the findings of a jointly commissioned, “Combined Drug Companies Report”, stating that;
      “90% of their drugs do not work on 75% of people.”

      In 2007, a Senior Executive from one of the world’s largest and leading, Pharmaceutical Companies, declared that;
      “90% of their drugs only work on 30-50% of people.”

      In 2007 the BBC reported a “headline” from The Times newspaper;
      “45% Rise in Adverse Re-Actions to Drugs since 2000.”

      In 2008 the BBC announced; the analysis of “47 clinical trials” revealed;
      “anti-depressant drugs don’t work and that, patients recovered as well, if not better without them”.
      The conclusion stated that;
      “World wide; the 40 million current users of these drugs, may as well take a “placebo”.”

      In 2007 The Chief Executive of MIND (Mental Health Charity) said,
      “Doctors are guilty of a “knee jerk” reaction, prescribing pills which are commonly “long term” prescriptions and have “well-known issues” with “side-effects”.”

      In 2007 the BBC reported that: in Britain,
      “631,000 prescriptions for “man made”, “mind altering” drugs, were issued to children under the age of 16.”

      And just to finish, here’s a test for you.

      Our skeleton of 206 bones is held in place by some 650 muscles.
      Our nerves exist within our muscles.
      Our blood vessels exist within our muscles.
      Tendons are extensions to muscles.
      Our muscles are half of our blood circulatory system, a fact known to medical science since the year 1578, the 16th century.

      We have Dermatologists (skin), Haematologists (blood), Cardiologists (heart), Neurologists (nerves), Osteopaths (bones), Psychiatrists (brain-drugs), Neurosurgeons (brain-surgery), Dentists (teeth), Ophthalmologists (eyes), Gynaecologists (female reproduction), Obstetricians (pregnancy), Paediatricians (children), Oncologists (cancer) and then there are Pathologists, we even have a doctor for when we are dead!

      Here’s the test?
      What is the name of the consultant doctor specializing with the muscles?

      And finally,

      A Quote from Mahatma Gandhi;
      Even if you are in a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.


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