Todd M. Cambio, CSCS is the owner of Precision Fitness, LLC in Pawcatuck, CT where he specializes in FAST Workouts for FAST Results.
He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as well as a Sports Nutritionist.
Todd holds a BS in Dietetics from the University of Rhode Island as well as a BA in Secondary Education and Biology from Rhode Island College.
For over 10 years Todd has been educating athletes on fueling tactics and training modes for optimal performance. He was a high school biology teacher from 1999-2007, a high school football coach from 2000 – 2004 and a high school Strength and Conditioning Coach from 2005– 2008 before opening Precision Fitness.
Todd is a former college football player and nationally ranked BMX racer. His passion for athletics and sports nutrition led him in the direction of sports performance training. Athletes train hard and tend to have lots of pain and inflammation. So Todd searched for methods that would help his clients heal faster, feel better and perform better. He now teaches these strategies to adults, as well as athletes, who want to look and feel better all the time.
After years of training clients of all abilities, there seems to be one common trend, we all get sore and have some pain along the way. There now seems to be a shift towards longer bouts of pain and inflammation with ALL people.
Maybe I just pay better attention to what people are saying or maybe there is a shift in our society towards a sedentary lifestyle that is wreaking havoc on our bodies? I do believe we sit too much. We sit at work, in front of a computer, in our cars commuting to and from work, in front of the TV and while playing video games. We sit much more often than in the past. Keep in mind, our society is larger (over weight and obese) than it has ever been. The food supply has more chemicals and less nutrients than ever before andI haven’t even mentioned the portion sizes that are out there today. I can’t say I have all the answers, but I will offer some solutions.
How to Reduce Everyday Pain and Inflammation in the Body is a manual that will help you can take control of your body and help it heal, recover and rejuvenate. Enjoy, Todd M. Cambio, CSCS
1. Why is this Important?
a. You will feel better.
b. You will have less tightness and soreness.
c. You will recover fasterfrom life’s activities
d. You will have less down time due to illness.
e. You will reduce your chance of injury
f. You will reduce pain & inflammation in the body
2. Causes of these risk factors: a. Limited Range of Motion i. Muscle Imbalances
1. In simple terms, a muscle imbalance occurs when
you have overdeveloped and tight muscles in one
area of your body while the opposing muscles are
weak and stretched out of their normal position.
These imbalances can happen anywhere on the
body and often develop as the result of the routine
things you do while on the job, playing sports, or
engaging in other activities you enjoy.
2. Here are just a few conditions that can develop as
a result of muscle imbalances: IT band syndrome,
SI joint syndrome, sciatica, frozen shoulder, knee
pain, hip pain, fibromyalgia and all forms of back
1. As your muscles get more and more out of
balance, you end up pulling yourself out of proper
alignment. Once a postural dysfunction has
developed, your body cannot go on for long this
way before you will begin to experience
b. Inflammation– Natural healing process in response to
illness or injury which results in heat, swelling and pain.
1. Environmental– hot or cold weather, noisy or
visually stimulating surroundings, tobacco smoke,
excessive alcohol consumption, infectious agents,
reactions to drugs, allergens, altitude, and foods
How to Deal with These Risk Factors? 1. Foam Rolling (self myofascial release)
a. What is it?
i. Self-massage or myofascial release using your own body's weight and a cylindrical foam roller. Do it every day, multiple times a day if you can!
b. How it works:
i. The foam roller not only stretches muscles and tendons but it also breaks down soft tissue adhesions and scar tissue. It breaks up trigger points, and soothes tight fascia while increasing blood flow and circulation to the soft tissues. (see appendix for pictures and descriptions.)