Pain. It’s the worst. It’s causes limitations on fun, stops us from working out, interferes with our daily hobbies/routine and often causes depression.
Now some pain is avoidable and some other pain has already been inherited that we have to deal with (or work around) for the rest of our lives.
When it comes to exercise and pain, many times using proper form is all you need to keep yourself safe, build up strength and mobility.
But when there is an injury and you use improper form, all you’re doing is adding fuel to a fire. You’re injuring yourself more and more with every rep!
Especially the main core exercises like pushups, squats, crunches, planks or even as basic as jumping jacks which crush low backs, bladders (sorry moms), shoulders and knees when done improperly.
So yesterday the team and I put together a quick video that goes over proper form and how to modify to keep yourself injury free and build up strength. You can start to do these from home to work on your core strength and injury recovery.
Remember that rest will often only make you more stiff and less limber. A body in motion stays in motion.
Doing these exercises daily is nothing different that doing your own in-home physical therapy to strengthen your mind-muscle connection and mobility.
Start with just a few reps a time (5-10) and focus on your breathing and keeping your core tight. The slower and controlled you do these movements the stronger you’ll become.
This will both protect and stabilize your weaknesses that are holding you back. If you neglect it, you’re only accelerating the aging process!
Get up, get moving and don’t look back.
Committed to your fitness success,
Derek Kuryliw, your fitness Yoda 🙂