|Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2006 - 04:39 pm: ||
Hello. I've been trying to move my occipitalis muscles for about a month, with no luck as yet. I was browsing the forums and noticed a post from 'Terri F' who mentioned that he (she?) had gained an initial contraction by using an electric facial stimulator.
Has anybody else used a muscle stimulator of any sort and can anybody recommend a particular device?
Even though I'm General Zod, Superman's arch enemy, invested with incredible super powers, I'm damned if I can move those occipitalis muscles.
|Posted on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 09:11 am: ||
Several months ago I got an email from Superman telling me how he gained control of the occipitalis muscles. (The SOB was too cheap to send for my video CD.) Here's a direct quotation from Superman's email:
I used the pillow technique with great success. While lying on my bed I rested the back of my head on a pillow. Now I tried to pull my ears back thereby getting a minimal contraction in my occipitalis muclcles*. The pillow acted as a biofeedback monitor detecting even the slighted contraction. This enabled me eventually to gain complete control of my scalp muscles.
*Superman misspelled "muscles" - dumb .
The real Superman
|Posted on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 11:07 am: ||
I am deeply offended by these messages. First of all, I do not have any hair loss problem. If I did have one I would not opt for the scalp exercise program to correct the problem; I would go straight to a Dr. Bosley clinic for a hair transplant.
And, second of all, I have no spelling problem. I know perfectly well how to spell "muscles."
Mr. Hagerty, you have one hell of a nerve calling Superman a dumb . And General Zod, you have one hell of a nerve posting on a public forum.
|Posted on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 11:57 am: ||
General Zod, candidate in 2008:
|Posted on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 11:20 pm: ||
Some people take message boards way too seriously.
Honestly people. It's NOT THAT SERIOUS.
|Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 08:24 am: ||
Superman and General Zod are both wimps. It takes a real man to live in a treehut in the jungle and do good for the natives and the environment. One thing is bothering me a little though. Jane told me that the hair in the crown area of my scalp is getting thin. She hinted that perhaps this was because of all the time I spend in the sun swinging through the trees. Can prolonged UV exposure actually damage the hair follicles?
Jane suggested that I wear a hat or a cap. This would destroy my image. After all, I am the ape-man for Chrissake. I've been thinking of ordering Propecia from London but I'd have to go into the city to pick it up. I don't have the respect I once had in colonial days. The natives now laugh at me when I come into the city wearing my loincloth.
I'm not in the habit of asking for help, but any suggestions would be appreciated.
|Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 - 05:56 am: ||
Stay consistent with your image. Do the SE. When I do the SE people think I'm tarzan, though I do not wish to be an impostor for His Monkeyness.
Also since most of your nutrition is going to your arms rather than your scalp, you can order my new battery operated Chest beater for luxuriant hair and more than one Jane.
|Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 05:02 pm: ||
Oh Lord, what did I start here?
Okay - I'm not the REAL General Zod. His temporal recession is essential for his 'baddy' look.
On a serious note - I have often seen posts in which people enquire about alternative methods for gaining control of the occipitalis (muscle stimulators, emg biofeedback..etc) and the immediate reply is usually; 'don't go there, try the pillow technique'.
Unfortunately this assumes that we haven't already tried the pillow technique. In my case - I have.
I may have only given it a month but most of the people who recommend this technique seem to suggest that we should expect a 'weak contraction' which we should then work to strengthen. But a month is a long time if you do not experience even a weak contraction despite your best efforts.
I am therefore beginning to investigate the possibilities of using something like a muscle stimulator. It would be nice to hear from Terri F, if she still glances over these forums - as she posted about her use of a facial stimulator to get the occipitalis moving.
Meanwhile, I will start a new thread 'Muscle Stimulators: Unsafe?'. I'll detail an e-mail conversation I had with someone from 'Stimultec' (manufacturer of facial stimulators) who advised against using electrical stimulation for cranial muscles. Unhappy news.
|Posted on Sunday, February 19, 2006 - 01:48 pm: ||
You wrote, "I'll detail an e-mail conversation I had with someone from 'Stimultec' (manufacturer of facial stimulators) who advised against using electrical stimulation for cranial muscles. Unhappy news."
I hope you tell us about this email conversation.
|Posted on Sunday, February 19, 2006 - 07:30 pm: ||
I'm kinda waiting for a few other replies from other manufacturers I've e-mailed. Stimultec merely stated that their products had 'not been tested' on cranial muscles and so they couldn't recommend I use them on the occipitalis.
I suppose I'm not willing to risk brain damage for luxuriant hair - it doesn't count for much if you're foaming at the mouth and trying to converse with ducks.
I'll let you know what they're all saying when I've got the info.