As human beings we are meant to move freely and effortlessly. However, as we have evolved our daily tasks have become automated and less and less movement has been required from us. Most of us are desk jockeys. For this reason as well as others, our movement has been altered. If proper human movement isn’t addressed we will develop movement limitations. Movement limitations act as roadblocks or emergency brakes. They slow us down and cause unnecessary wear and tear. With clean movement, we find ourselves in an optimally aligned position which produces the most amount of force with the least amount of effort.
How's your movement? What do you do to keep your movement quality high?
Sometimes just doing something, anything, is the best thing you can do. Feeling tired, brain dead, tight, or in pain? The best solution may be to get up and move. It doesn’t have to be 90 minutes of exercise, it doesn’t have to include a perfect warm-up. It could be something as simple as a 5 minute walk.
Try it out, we bet you’ll feel better and think more clearly.
What do you do when you’re not feeling well?
We should be training for something. We shouldn't just be working out to burn calories. Your workouts should have a purpose. Why are you doing that exercise? Why are you doing that many reps? If the answer doesn’t help you reach your goal you may need to reevaluate your training.
Are your workouts helping you reach your goals?
The quality of your workout should not be determined by how sore you are. The quality of your workout should be determined by how you feel. Contrary to popular opinion, soreness is not related to effectiveness. In fact, sometimes soreness can slow progress. Slight soreness in muscles for 1-2 days can be normal but is typically only caused after doing something new and novel. Pain should never be felt in the joints. Wouldn't it be nice to achieve your goals without grimacing every time you sit down?
Do you measure the effectiveness of your workout based on your level of soreness?