A common frustration amongst people wanting to improve their fitness is having to reduce or stop training because of unforeseen injuries. Well these injures might not be as unforeseen as you think.
Understanding how the body functions is an important way to identify injury before it creeps in. The first and arguably most important point to remember is the body works as a whole unit. Like a well-oiled machine we need to look after all components of the system for optimum function. If you spend most of your day sitting, driving or stationary then high intensity exercise in the evening can place excessive stress on certain areas that may have tightened up during the day. Maintaining movement throughout the day prevents postural muscles becoming tight and poor muscle firing patterns being adopted. After all you wouldn’t want to have the handbrake on during a drag race!
‘Winners never quit and quitters never Win’ – Vince Lombardi….. Or do they?
To be great at something takes huge effort, determination, sacrifice but most importantly a strategy. Learning to play an instrument for the first time is a good example. Take two piano novices. The first has regular lessons, practices at home and in total spends around 3 hours a week in front of the piano.