Tue Jan 19, 2016
Wow…the month of January is just about over!
How are the resolutions coming? I know many of you promised yourselves this is the year…the weight is coming off, the marathon is gonna happen, I’m going to that gym 3 days a week…
I believe everyone should be working on their body, the weight issues and whatever fitness goal you choose. I also believe there is a proper “process” you should go thru to get the most out of your program. Trust me…if you are overweight for example, don’t jump jump into a h.i.i.t program. If you have back problems for example, don’t jump into running. Matter of fact, don’t jump into any workout program until you have been evaluated.
The most important thing you can do before starting your choosen fitness routine is to get your posture (alignment) checked. I can promise you… If the body is not in good alignment there will come injury, muscular pain and tightness and/or joint problems. This will lead to time off or quitting due to the discomfort/pain issues.
The 3 main principals to be addressed by EVERYONE…from beginners to seasoned exercisers are:
To be honest…most personal trainers do not focus on this. I see people in the gym everyday exercising in poor posture…some in extremely poor posture! This is not helping them. They are putting more stress on their joints and muscles due to the poor alignment. The brain is busy making compensation patterns in order to get thru the exercises. Again, injury, tightness and pain will follow…
Do yourself a favor…learn about your posture and how your body is moving. You will gain more awareness, strength and mobility just by working on your posture before you ever pick up a weight or jog that first mile.
I want everyone to exercise…whatever form you choose! Learn to do it safely…efficiently…in as good of form as possible!
Find a posture specialist or someone who includes posture in their fitness assessments. You will exercise better!
Of course, posture and exercise is what I do. Contact me for your assessment today!