Do your workout exercises consist of
If not, then you may not be getting the best results possible.
Do you lead a sedentary lifestyle or does your job require you to sit for long periods and/or
perform repetitive movements?
You may have muscle imbalances, which in turn lead to poor flexibility, a week core and inability to balance yourself properly.
Flexibility is especially crucial because people lead more sedentary life styles due to automation and advancement in technology. More and more people sit for long periods and perform repetitive movements which can lead to overuse and eventually injury.
Always perform flexibility exercises at least before your workout and after your workout if you have time.
Most people neglect core training in their workouts which leads to muscular imbalance and compensation of other muscles to perform everyday movement and workout exercises.
Your core is your center of gravity and where all of your movement begins and ends. Many people have strong abs but very few people possess core stability and strength, which is required for all movements.
If you experience low back pain your core stability muscles may be week.
Balance is key to all movements, whether you’re walking down the stairs or playing sports.
Proper balance allows your joints to move dynamically through all ranges of motion.
If you have poor flexibility and a week core then you lack ability to balance yourself properly
through daily movements. Most injuries occur due to poor balance.
Most people train at the wrong level when starting strength training workouts. Instead of building
stabilization and muscular endurance first, they jump into increasing strength or muscle mass building workouts.
Before you can begin to build your muscles you have to build endurance. Our muscles are made up of two types of tissues, one that fatigues quickly with heavier weights and lower reps and one type that takes longer to fatigue requiring lighter weights and higher reps. If you don’t train both you could end up injuring yourself and not reaching your goal.
Also make sure you rotate endurance strength training workouts with strength building workouts to give your muscles a recovery period plus to continue building muscular endurance.