If you don’t use it you will lose it.
With the fast forward progress of technology. Humans move less. According to US Dept of Health and Human Services a sedentary lifestyle increases all causes of mortality. The adaptability of humans is remarkable and works both to decrease or increase fitness, health and quality of life. That is why Coach Pete incorporates an integrated approach to fitness and wellness. Movement quality, nutrition, mindset, strength and cardiovascular conditioning are part of every individual’s journey.
Anything worth doing is worth doing well.
The science shows that poor movement quality leads to injury. There has been a major rise in musculoskeletal injuries in the past 50 years. A corrective exercise protocol is used to help decrease severity and occurrence of injury. It is not physical therapy. It is preventative in nature. Although it can and should be utilized after injury. Once the client has been cleared by a medical professional.
All ages and stages of exercisers should implement a proper corrective exercise strategy. The better your body moves, the better you feel!
We can not improve what we do not measure.
In order to ensure optimal results for everyone a comprehensive assessment is the starting point. We identify which muscles are over worked, which are under worked, unstable or weak. The body will compensate to get the job done. These compensations can put extra stress on a joint, muscle, ligament or tendon not designed to deal with the extra stress. This results in pain and injury.
Plan to succeed or plan on failing.
Once we have the information from the assessments, we can create the plan to improve movement quality. Improved movement quality leads to improved fitness, health and mood. The corrective exercise continuum designed by NASM is a four-step process.
- Inhibit: First thing we focus on is quieting or relaxing muscles and connective tissue. This phase uses self-myofascial rolling, SMR, to inhibit overactivity.
- Lengthen: This phase uses a variety of stretching to make sure muscle and connective tissues are lengthened to their proper length and tension. “Short” or “tight” fibers alter the mechanics of joints. Stretching allows the joint to move freely throughout its full range of motion.
- Activate: This phase wakes up the muscles that have stopped doing their job properly. Muscles work in teams and pairs. So, if there is a weak link the entire team suffers. But it also forces another team member, or muscle, to take up the slack. Many times, wearing out that muscle.
- Integrate: Brings the team back together. Once muscles are at the right length and awake and retrained. They must work in harmony. This phase does exactly that via functionally progressive movements.
Following this evidence-based system improves range of motion and reduces injury frequency and severity.
Move Better. Feel Better. Look Better (Naked).
If you want to feel, look and perform better you need to incorporate corrective exercise protocols to your fitness routines. Technology will not slow down. We need to make sure we maintain the amazing machines we happen to live in. Remember that exercise is a stress on the body. If you add stress to an already stressed muscle or joint, something is going to give. Playing with your kids. Loading the dishwasher. Playing golf. Dancing with the one that makes you smile. You deserve to do all the activities in your life pain free.
Coach Pete is a NASM certified Corrective Exercise Specialist. As part of our #FUNFITFAM he will make sure that you MOVE BETTER. FEEL BETTER and LOOK BETTER (naked).