Here’s How To Fix Common Weak Areas!
Whatever kind of exercise you do, chances are that there will be weak points in your body that you need to work on. For men and women these are often different, and Men’s Fitness has highlighted some of the most common parts of the body that men can have issues with.
The publication also made some suggestions as to how you can improve things if you are experiencing issues with one of these common problem areas.
First up is the lower back, with pain here often as a result of spending long hours sitting at a desk, as well as weak abdominal muscles. One of the best ways to rectify this is with regular yoga sessions, or at the very least doing some basic yoga stretches in your home.
Tight hamstrings are another common problem, which can lead to lower back pain as well as other issues. Jim White, owner of Jim White Fitness and Nutrition Studios in Virginia Beach, explained that this can be addressed with “consistent training and mobility work to increase strength and flexibility in these areas”.
Moving further down the legs, calf muscles are another issue that often affects men, Mr White notes. Strength training is important to develop them, but so too is mobility work to ensure these muscles don’t get too tight.
Shoulder and knee injuries are other common problems he sees, with Mr White pointing out that for shoulders, making sure you are lifting weights with proper technique is one of the best ways to prevent injuries. Knee problems are usually caused by overuse, previous sports injuries or problems with the IT band.
If you are experiencing pain in any part of your body when you’re working out, you should visit an osteopath in Bolton or elsewhere for an assessment of the cause and to receive treatment and advice about how to recover from an injury.
Last month, the Express stressed that we should all take care not to overtrain because this can lead to an increased risk of injury. Taking regular rest days, and listening to your body to avoid training through pain, can help keep you injury-free.
Lastly, one of the best ways to stay injury free is by using “Pre-Hab” – prehabilitation prevents the body forming injury-causing movements or compensations. Alex offers a great rehab programme and is also starting a prehab DMS course at the Manchester clinic in YClub. Just contact Alex to get more info.