Ammar Alshukry – Rukoo Prevents Back Pain Physical Benefits of Salah

Ammar Alshukry
AI: Summary © The importance of proper muscle contraction and proper standing during physical therapy is discussed, along with the need for proper muscle training and working out to improve the immune system. Stpark is crucial to maintaining circulation and preventing injury, and people should practice proper exercises and workouts to improve their physical function.
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Okay, I guess Okay, so we're standing number one question is, hands over, wrist, anything with regards to that? Well, you know, some people they feel comfortable like, even like this really great extending or boon. I think this is based on the spiritual aspect of the fella, that maybe we you feel more humbled when you like standing like this, or some people do feel more comfortable like this. So really, from a health standpoint, from a physical muscle standpoint, you know, it depends if you need to bend your arms and you relax in this position, that's good. Or if you feel like more relaxed, standing like this hanging on, that's fine, too. We've got standing and then we go into

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record. Yeah, when we go into record, this is really impressive. Because Subhanallah when you bend over to perform the record, guess what? your back muscles is working in a way we call it eccentric muscle contraction. There are two types, actually, there are more than one type of contraction for your muscle. But when you go with the gravity, you go now in the gravity direction, right align, you said, yeah. Did you know that in terms of the direction you're gone? Yeah, you know that you know that there were two types of contraction. There was concentric and eccentric, I guess. Right. And so the concentric just checking out? Certainly.

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The concentric when you contract. Yeah. But the eccentric when you control the movement by lengthening the muscle. Yeah, because it's eccentric, right? So when you when you go kneeling towards the movement, your back muscle is controlling your back, not the abdominal muscles, but the back muscles is controlled by because you go in with the gravity, when you come up, is concentric, as a strengthening for the muscle. Why? Because you're going against gravity, exactly what you're talking about. And I'm not very familiar with this, whenever in the area of strength training, somebody is not able to do a particular basic movement, ie a pull up, right? One of the first thing

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that, that helps people get to a point to me, I can do pull ups just for the record, because you love to do pull ups, right. And so one of the ways to get people to do pull ups is, you know, if you have the assistance of an elastic band that they can step on. But the key thing is to get them into the position, and then have them slowly elongate, and then get them back jump into the position. And so once you're able to do that unassisted, then it becomes a question of, can you pull yourself up, and then come down, which is interesting, because from a physical therapy standpoint, the question that I had is, is that is that same approach applied, where you first you focus on developing a

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person's ability to what I call letting go or elongating, and then you focus on being able to contract accurately, when it really go to elongate the harder, it is harder than just to bring it back. Okay? Yes. So also when, when you are in the position itself, there's another type of condition called static contraction, which is the muscle is working to hold the part in its position, no dynamic movement, no movement. So when you are in the kneeling position, and you say Subhana, Robbia. I'll allow them three times. Guess what, this is a contraction. Let me let me let me so you're talking about static contraction. So in this bullish on Amar, when you stretch your

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back here, okay, you are actually stretching your back muscles and the lower bullseye. And you know, what? super tight here is right here. He's hamstrings and guess what? 99.999 of people with back issues, they have it because they don't have elasticity, or they don't have a flexible muscle in the lower back and the hip, the gluteal muscles, okay, so that's why this is a perfect position to stretching. Okay, the lower back muscles and glitchy so does that mean by practicing real core 17 times a day you that you are stretching you are absolutely and preventing from possible back pain, absolutely. Preventing the possibility of back injury or back problem. Absolutely. So this is the

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great blessing of so Okay, now at the same time, I have a question for you.

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You have people who make record like this, you have people who can't get down like this. You have people even me like I feel like my my hamstrings are very tight tight. Yes. Okay. If I do myself the record, let me let me do my certificate. And I want you to look at my back.

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I told you I was 25 years old man. I see Ma sha Allah Subhana. Allah, my back is like very straight. Yes. Because this is the way we perform it over time. Okay, until you really do it in the right way. I mean, I'm performing it overtime to

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my hamstrings are still tight. I feel like is it a fair assessment?

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To say that

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Salah is an assessment to showcase where you're at.

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Now, at the same time, if you're not where you need to be, then you need to spend time outside of Salah to get to where you need to be. And this is perfect. Se, because really, don't you feel more closer to Allah when you perform the way that works? Muhammad wa sallam? Well, of course. So I remember I remember and you can correct me in one Hadith, the back if you put like a water on the back during the cooler with the warmer wouldn't remove, right? So what that mean, it means the back was really very nicely straight. Yeah, right. So that's why that comes from where come from the stretching. So maybe you need to do kind of a little bit of stretching for the lower back and the

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hamstring. So you do stretches I do every morning, by the way, oh, five minutes every morning. I tell this guy, what do you

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stretch? And I'm like, No, I'm telling him to work on mobility. I'm telling him to work on long range, strength, static, dynamic, short range static dynamic. When I did my PhD,

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with Dr. Stephanie Jones, he was a lower back specialist. Okay, we used to see like 50 patients a day, every single patient come into the clinic, we have to teach patients how to do stretching. Stretching is even more important than strengthening. Because you could be weak, but you'll be able to walk. But if your muscle is tight, guess what? Let me explain this because this is really very also very interesting. Okay. When the muscle is tight, what's happened in our body?

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It compresses over the blood vessels and the nerve roots. When compressed over the blood versus what happened. It happened vaso constriction vessel from the vessels, the woods was a constriction, it gets tight. So when the blood vessels gets tight hearts causes poor circulation, especially now. We're not talking about right, yeah, it causes what jumping to conclusions.

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When there is poor circulation, what's happened, tingling in the feet is accumulation of waste to product, okay, mainly lactic acid. Lactic acid is a strong stimulant, to the free pain, nerve ending. That's why you feel pain. So it's like a vicious circle. Pain. muscle spasm was a constriction of the blood vessels, poor circulation, accumulation of words to product, lactic acid stimulation, and so on. So stretching is the only way. In addition, of course, if you're in the therapy clinic, we can do other modalities. But if you are home, we teach you how to do stretching exercise, because this is the key to stretch the muscles and help for the circulation to improve

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because there is no compression over the blood vessels, circulation starts coming, washing out blood, you know, the circulation and get elimination of those two products. Lactic acid Neupane. Now I want to help, I want you to help me clarify something, right. So from a strength training standpoint, I feel like a lot of people have a misunderstanding of what the idea of stretching is. Right? Yeah. The thing is, a lot of times people think of stretching as something simply static. Right? Where as from both of martial arts and strength training, it's like no, it's and we try to from a branding standpoint, we tried to be like, Look, you got to work on your entire mobility,

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dynamic, active range of motion, long range, short range, but you got to treat it like its own thing. It's not exercise. It's not warm up its own thing. And it's not just going into a position just standing there. Right, it's being able to get into the position. Position. Right.

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But you know, being an Indian, I think what yoga has become here in this country is very different from what it is, in reality. Yeah, it's a lot of actively getting into a position. Can you get into a squat? Slowly? Can you hold it? Can you get out of it slowly? Can you do it with extra weight? Can you do it on one leg? Can you do it on all of that? Right? And that's again, from a from a from a strength training, martial art standpoint, now, from your practice and physical therapy? When you guys say stretching? Are you talking about all of that? Or is it something very specific? This is very interesting point. Yeah, ALLAH SubhanA. Allah has designed us in the best way, meaning there

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are certain muscles in our body called to joint muscles. What that mean? It means that the muscle passes over more than one joint. Okay, just to give example, hamstring muscle. The hamstring group has a long head, which passes over the hip joint. And as we know, the hamstring passes over the knee joint. That's why you do knee flexion but also it helps in the extension of the hip. So if you want to really do a good stretching, you have to stretch the muscle at the two ends, not just at the insertion end of the muscle, but you forget the proximate end. Okay, I know they always do. I was just telling

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I'm just telling me that I said earlier today I told him, I said, I have this pain here. So he was started telling me to do some exercises for here. And I was like, Yeah, I said, it's here in my elbow exact, and he's trying to get me to do something here. Yep, to stretch on the two ends of the muscle. And that's what blood is referring to, that to do a good stretching, you have to do it with a professional to teach you how to do it first, and then you can do it on your own. So you've got the two joint muscles. And then

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before we move into that, okay, is it fair to say that the two joint muscles are probably amongst the most neglected muscles that a lot of people because yeah, a lot of people do want to stretch really like, you know, because they're working a little bit like it's tight. So I just, you know, do it later, something like that. So when you say stretch, you know, you mentioned you stretch every day? Is that what you're like stretch every day? Is that what your life minutes, make it as a habit, your entire body stretching? would be yes, I do it before even I wash my face or before I go to the restroom. And by the way, that helps you also or helps everybody. When you go to the restroom. It

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really helps because you move, it helps your digestion, it helps to go to the restroom, and you'll be at ease. You know, that really helps every day, you know? So yes, if it's only five minutes, we need to record your five minutes, stretch routine. And I would even suggest if you're in the shower, right, turn it up hot. It allows you to loosen up a little bit. He also has a buzzer dilatation effect, it helps to improve circulation, they say called helps increase your circulation so that they're not called not like for a short period of time because remember, cold, people use it for acute case. Like if somebody gets injured in the field, for example, they put ice packs reducing.

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Exactly It reduces blood because it causes vasoconstriction. Okay, but on the lung effect, like after 20 minutes, it produces vasodilatation. So if you want to use cold users for a longer period of time, oh my god, it's already torture. You have to spend more time Well, this is why a lot of the CrossFit folks to recover. They have these ice tubs that they get into Vegas. Like even my old sensei in New Jersey, he has an entire room just for the ice tubs so that after training, you really want to play a good 20 plus minutes, just you know, soak and recover. Yeah, you see that a lot with athletes. They just get in their little ice baths. Yeah, so this is pretty cool.

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