If you’ve been following my program or posts you know that I don’t just fix your injuries… I teach you how to prevent them by fixing your movements. Entering the “mainstream” this year is Corrective Exercise.
A corrective exercise by its simplest definition is a movement or exercise chosen to correct a specific dysfunction.
Good technique is the ultimate correction in exercise.
One common mistake is going to the gym and making sure you feel “worked” rather then taking the time to do things properly. This is a big mistake made by coaches and trainers when they’re trying to impress their clients rather then teach them proper movements.
If you do things properly – I’m positive you’ll see better results.
Likewise, if you take the time to learn how to perform certain movements correctly—which often involves regressing exercises to your current ability—you’ll not only see marked improvements in your overall performance, but also how you look and feel.
We can take a look at the squat for example. Are you doing the following:
- Sitting back with the hips
- Pushing the knees out
- Letting the knees move forward slightly
- Engaging the lats by pulling down on the bar
- Not overarching the back
- Finishing the movement with their glutes at the top
I promise, by fixing your movement you will get more power out of your movement, better glute activation and the results your looking for. You can watch my video on how to do a perfect squat on my YouTube channel.
Don’t skip activation!
Yes, that’s right. It takes 5-10 minutes to make sure those muscles are fired up and ready to go!
As always, feel free to contact me with any questions.