We all have subtle compensations our bodies make, which ultimately cause some sort of joint pain. The most common are in the knees, hips, back, and shoulders.
Our training program works to ensure that your body is working optimally. These feedback bands are helping teach me where the common misalignments are through movement so that we can coach our personal training clients better.
Typically, the compensation is hard to pick up on and needs a second pair of eyes to watch you move. I use video to watch for mine most of the time & I'm lucky enough to have some amazing trainers at the gym!
I have a couple of joints that have caused me pain over the years that need some continuous attention to remain healthy. My right knee & my right shoulder.
Today, I was working on creating better posture to keep my shoulders in their proper position, as well as strengthening the muscles that keep my knee from caving in.
When our posture is not optimal (which mine is not) our joints get stress they do not deserve!
Expanding & lifting the ribcage can help - I used a band wrapped around my ribs, worked to push out against my ribcage and at the same time lift my ribs off my hips, thus putting my spine in a better position.
Apply this principle to your training and you will become a more powerful exerciser, helping you with balance, strength, endurance (you’ll be more efficient), coordination, and ultimately progressing towards healthier joints.
I’d love to get some questions regarding joint pain & offer some suggestions, just comment below!
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