We lift Heavier, Run faster, Jump Higher but fall short of our overall Physical Goals.
Have we spent enough/extra time on ACCESSORY WORK? Our shoulders, hips, knees, ankles, back, wrists, etc all need extra time spent on them. This will enable you to develop proper movement patterns for your workout/job. It also allows the tissues to work more mechanical efficient as they are warmer and more mobile.
Working with the smaller muscles and increasing ROM in our joints prepares us for a fuller movement pattern. If we continuously train with improper movements, then it sets us up for failure/injury. I'm not talking injury in THAT specific workout... I'm talking injuries 5, 10 or 30 years down the road. Your body can only handle so many repetitions of wrong movement patterns to finally break down.
Ever Heard of: Someone bending down and tying their shoelace and BAM they throw out their back!?!... Well maybe it was the multiple years of improper movement patterns that actually caused their back to GIVE. NOT the shoelace!
Next time your in the gym or at work, focus on the first 15-20 minute (minimum) for Accessory Work! If you need more information on movement patterns and proper technique, contact Amber.