|Posted on December 6, 2015 at 3:30 PM|
I have been in this industry for a long time and its amazing to watch both the training trends change as well as the science behind it. For the longest time, athletes have watched other athletes train and they take away bits and pieces that have worked for others in hopes it will also work for them. While there might be some merrit in striving to be like those who are successful, it is also very random and non specific.
Regardless if you are an elite athlete or a weekend warrior, your goal is to perform your best while minimizing damage and injury. Methods are slowly changing, but the science behind it is stong.
More and more are finding stong athletes. Who doesn't like a good day of lifting? But the movement patterns are not so strong. Poor movement patterns, regardless of how stong you are will at some point lead to overtraining and predictable injury patterns. Have a professional check out your movement patterns and see what might need to be worked on. Always include a program that will help balance these issues into your warm up and cool down. Sometimes your workout may only focus on problem areas, until you can get things working properly. Even then, we are creatures of habit and will go right back to the activities that got us out of whack in the first place, so it is a good idea to rotate a corrective plan into your regular peridization.
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