Amy’s Famous Protein Bars


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Ingredients:

 

2 cups raw oatmeal

2 Tablespoons Wheat Germ

2 Tablespoons Flaxseed powder

3 scoops Jay Robb Egg White vanilla protein powder

¼ cup dried cranberries

¼ cup raw sunflower seeds

¼ cup natural crunchy peanut butter

Water  approx ¾ cup

Optional:   Honey

¼ cup dark chocolate

 

 

Directions:

 

1.   Mix all ingredients together except for the water, mix well so that dry mix is in

a crumb form.

2.  Slowly add water approx ¼ cup mix until mixture becomes solid.

3.  Add a drizzle of honey if you would like.

4.  Place mixture into a greased (w/ nonstick spray) 8×8 square pan.  Pack firmly.

5.  Optional:   melt 1/4cup dark chocolate chips in microwave for approx 1min stir

and microwave for an additional 30 seconds, stir until melted.

6.  Cover mixture with melted dark chocolate, this will be a very thin layer.

 

Makes 8 Servings

 

Nutritional Information

 

Without Chocolate:

1 Bar: 205 Calories, 7g Fat, 23g Carbohydrates, 14g Protein

 

With Chocolate:

1 Bar: 215 Calories, 7.5 g Fat, 24g Carbohydrates, 14.5g Protein

 

 

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before eating.

 

 


What is Fascial Stretching Therapy (FST)?


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FST is a painfree modality used to increase ROM (range of motion), relieve pain, tightness, and increase athletic performance.  FST is an assisted stretching technique that is performed by a Certified Fascia Stretch Therapist.  The stretching takes place on a treatment table with comfortable straps to stabilize the part of the body not being worked on. This technique uses combinations of PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) as well as traction. Pain is never allowed and considered a negative response. The therapist will combined different techniques from the joint capsules in waves of movements targeting multiple angles to release, relax, and stretch the tissues and fibers.

 

 

Why is stretching so important?

 

We lose 10% of our range of motion for every 10 years we age. Many factors affect flexibility such as; age, dehydration, adhesions, tension, gender, hormones, lack of strength and coordination, inflammation, pain, training, postural misalignment, and more.

 

How should I be stretching?  

 

All tissues and muscles should be warmed up before they are stretched. To achieve a maximal stretch you must elongate a muscle by moving the joint away from the insertion. Real gains in flexibility will occur when you actually train for flexibility on a regular basis and should be balanced with strength to be fully functional.  Using a combination of stretching techniques (i.e. static, PNF, assisted, myofacial, FST) is necessary for optimal flexibility.

 

What does stretching really do for me?

 

Listed below are some benefits of proper stretching that can be attained by anyone.

– Reduce the risk of injury, especially strains and sprains.

– Reduce or eliminate back problems and pain

– Develop body awareness

– Enhance physical fitness levels

– Reduce muscular soreness

– Reduce muscular tension

– Increase balance and symmetry of the body

– Improve posture  

 

Wildly Fit is excited to announce that we will be the second site in Michigan offering a service titled FST (Fascial Stretching Therapy). Amy Wilds recently spent time in Phoenix, Arizona with the Stretch To Win Institute, to learn this new innovative technique of stretching as she felt many of the clients at Wildly Fit were the perfect candidates.  Contact us to learn more.