Maybe you are completely new to the concept of training and have typed in "exercises for...." into the Google machine. In a matter of seconds, you had millions of results at your fingertips and probably felt overwhelmed with what link to click. There is a mountain of resources out there and can leave you feeling information paralysis.
Let's simplify things and look at five exercises with tremendous upside for pain-management and performance.
As you go through the athlete aging process, one thing seems for certain, pain levels rise. Whether acute or chronic, there will be a point in your life where you experience some level of pain. In your youth, a three-hour pickup basketball session is met with minimal soreness. In your adult years, this might leave you looking like the tin man the next day.
Two Types Of Pain
As you continue to progress in your fitness training, you might start exploring single-arm or single-leg variations of movements. Using these movement types provides some excellent benefits when it comes to your movement capabilities and also expanding the effect of your equipment resources. For a time, unilateral movements got muddied by unstable surfaces and other aspects that affected their credibility. With that in mind, let's look at some key benefits of unilateral movements and how you can maximize your training.
When it comes to your long-term development as a human athlete, strength is a major factor in your ability to move through life and sport effectively.
While resistance training is a valuable tool in the athlete toolkit, many athletes have a troubled past with resistance training. There might be a history of injury, pain, or a negative impact on a sport practice.
One of my favorite fitness training visuals is that of wringing out a wet towel. In my eye, this is the perfect approach to training. When you try to get the most out of it, it will gift you the most moving forward.
A tight ankle leads to knee pain. Tight hips lead to screaming back pain. We quickly blame squats, running, deadlift variations, swimming, and other movements for the pain. Then we layer up in anti-inflammatories, braces, and any quick fix contraption we can get our hands on.
What if there was another way?
As we head into the next week of social distancing, you might be getting tired of bodyweight-only training. That being said, you do not have access to a sweet garage gym to use. Options seem limited, but I'm here to tell you that you have more resources available than you think.
Goals for today...
Here's the deal, experiencing pain stinks. Whether it is that steady throbbing back pain or something more acute like nerve pain, pain is not fun. It can change how you move. It can wear on you mentally. Pain is also very good at making you avoid movement qualities you need to fix.
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