Category: New Lifters (page 3 of 3)
One of my favorite ways to warm up is to get down on the ground and crawl around. Even if you just hold this position like a plank, you get a lot of good stuff out of it.
I know you’re wondering why, so let me explain. Here’s the agenda:
- Intro to “The Core”
- Arm loading
- Ab loading
- Spine position
- Rib cage position
- Pelvic position
Knees hurt sometimes. It’s okay. Try to improve your form. If that doesn’t work, try a different exercise.
Sometimes our bodies don’t hold up as well as we wish they would. Even just last night I went for a walk and limped the last half of it because of my knee. And I’m 28 years old! (at the time of writing this)
Why is pain such a pain? Cruel world…
I kind of specialize in training people with achy joints. Specific cues have been important for a lot of my clients. Poor technique can place stress on your body that your mind just doesn’t like. So first, when your knee hurts, get a tenured coach to take a look. Their practiced eye might notice something that you haven’t. Fix that issue and see if it clears up.
Now, though I love cuing, I need to tell you a secret: sometimes it ain’t enough.
Working out makes you sore. Consistent working out makes you less and less sore over time. Sleep and good nutrition help your muscles recover.
You’ve just decided it’s time to be a new you. You’re tired of gasping for air on the stairs, not fitting in your clothes, and feeling weak.
So you order up a trainer and he or she kicks your butt (probably not literally). You’re doing things you’ve never done before.
First of all: GO YOU! This is a HUGE step on your journey to your new lifestyle.
Second, why the hell does it hurt so badly?
Hamstrings get sore more than most body parts because we never use them and I really like to make sure clients use them. They’re also really important for quality of life.
You just finished your first workout the other day. You worked on bunch of fundamental movements, such as these four staple exercises: