When asked if we should do Shiko(Sumo exercise) for rehabilitation, everyone is surprised that “Eh! Shiko, Sumo wrestler”, but Shiko is an ideal rehabilitation exercise. Think about it, where does the sumo wrestler make that giant jump on a round ring, where does that spring come from? Don’t you think the balance ability created by Shiko is wonderful?
(The video also introduces the method of Shiko )
Think of muscle function in two parts according to ability. One is the supporting muscles, the muscles that support the skeleton and joints. The other is the working muscle (I call it the working muscle), the muscle that moves the joints greatly to exercise and move the body. Shiko stepping creates a solid support muscle that supports the skeleton.
Clearly, this cannot be separated from the working muscles, which support the muscles, but in general, the muscles that are close to the skin on the surface of the body, the muscles that you are familiar with, are the working muscles Think of muscles that are large, deep in the body, and close to the skeleton as supporting muscles and supporting the skeleton.
When you say “I have a pain in my knees and a pain in my lower back” and “I’m lacking in exercise these days”, everyone says “I have to exercise, I have to walk”. This is the source of failure. If you don’t exercise normally, you’ll do your best, and the result will hurt you.
“Because I got fat these days, my knees hurt when I started walking.”
“How long did you walk?”
“One hour in the morning and evening .” ”
Let’s reduce the number of walks, let’s do Shiko.”
That is a common conversation.
When the muscles that support the skeleton weaken, the joints become loose and burdened each time they exercise, and the central axis of the joints shakes. In particular, the ankles, knees, hip joints, hips, and shoulders are blurred. Many people say, “It hurts after exercising,” but think that if you put up with this, your muscles will build up and improve, but that’s a mistake. If the blur continues, the joints will begin to break.
Therefore, I recommend Shiko. Some people think that if you step on the fork, you won’t get fat, but sumo wrestlers eat and get fat, so even if you step on the fork, you won’t get fat. If you step on the fork, it will have a hip-up and waist-shape-up effect.
The basics of exercise and rehabilitation should start with building muscle strength to support balance and increasing support muscles. If you have enough muscle strength to support the skeleton, you will be able to feel the muscle pain comfortably without having joint pain such as knee pain after exercise.
Balance exercise and mechanoreceptors
If you do Shiko, another great change will occur in your body. The important sensors that support the balance of the body become stronger. It is a sensor cell called a mechanoreceptor that is located on the soles of the feet, around joints, and muscles and transmits the burden and overload on the body to the brain.
Mechanoreceptors work to regulate and balance the tension of muscles throughout the body by sending information to the brain by sensors for muscles, joints, and skin. However, if you do not use this convenient sensor, the number will be reduced and the capacity will be reduced. Then, even if you have muscular strength, your balance ability will drop and if you do not have muscular strength, you will lose even more.
If you continue to step on your fork, mechanoreceptors will begin to increase in just one week. Human abilities are amazing, and it doesn’t mean that you don’t have muscle strength or flexibility because of how old you are. Mechanoreceptors are one of them.
Two weeks after a 94-year-old woman was in a wheelchair due to a slight injury, she received a phone call from her family and visited her. His legs are swollen like an elephant, his arms do not rise, his neck does not turn, and he sits and sleeps on the sofa at night. I honestly wondered what to do with this, but this person has a solid head. At first, I sat down and did stepping and elbow swinging exercises together with my grandson’s singing 365 step march. Perhaps my grandson’s song was good, I shook my elbows several times a day, started to stand up in two weeks, and started weeding in two months.
The body will answer if you do not give up and start a reasonable rehabilitation because of how old you are and the symptoms of senile aging. “Don’t get tired of rehabilitation, don’t forget, don’t do your best”.