Good form is the base of building sound posture. One of the areas where we see bad posture is in people who are fit, because some of them do not use good form. Its very easy to overlook the importance of having good technique. Most of us are driven by the desire to workout hard and burn calories until we just throw having good form out of the window.
When you use good form it supports good posture. Good posture will reduce your chances of injuries and improve your overall performance. Everyday we have bad sitting habits and work habits which destroys your posture then you come to the gym and make it worse. We apply a concept call mobility before strength. If your posture is bad, why would you build strength upon it. The better way is to improve your posture first by improving your mobility first and making sure you can go through the basic functional patterns such as squatting, lunging, hip flexion, and that your T-spine is mobile and can rotate freely along with extending and flexing. Then you build strength upon a functional system which has a chance to reap you maximum results from your training. Train smart. Please!
The most important daily stretch you can do, is a kneeling hip flexor stretch. We spend hours everyday sitting at work, driving, or watching TV or similar inactive activities. After hours and days of doing this week after week and month after month and even years our hip flexors become short, tight, and weak. This shows up as back pain, knee pain, hip pain, and with some even shoulder pain. Doing this stretch each day for a minute each side will drastically reduce your chances of getting these type of pain issues. If you already have some of these type of pain start stretching your hip flexors.
Bonus tip: If you have tight hamstrings you should seriously start stretching your hip flexors. You will see a change in your hamstring flexibility in 4 - 6 weeks.
The above picture shows the stretch in its maximum range. When you start out stretching you will not have this range of motion in your stretch. But be consistent and it will slowly improve. You can get more information on the exact way to execute this stretch if you have pain. Just email or text us. Thanks
In todays marketing of fitness you see the main stream media focus on the tougher workouts. Of course they get results and you would think they are more fun for you but they are not for everyone. AFC is dedicated to those who want and need fitness in their life. The question we ask you is how and why?
Let me tell you what we believe. We believe every one wants to be fit even if they are not. We believe exercise should provide a level of fitness in your life which improves the way you live. We are inspired to create ways which allow you easier ways to enjoy fitness. We are dedicated to teaching ideas that motivate you to live a fit life with comfort and excitement. There is a way you can have fitness in your life that effects how you share time with your family and friends. Which gives you a sense of contentment and satisfaction without you having to compete with anyone or trying to break your records every time you workout.
Training smart is understanding the basics and applying them in very simple steps to attain very high levels of fitness. AFC is unique in this process because we want to teach everyone who wants to be fit how to reach these goals with the least amount of effort. We understand your lives are very busy and keeping up with a fitness program which takes a lot of time isn't smart. Brushing your teeth in morning can be challenging but we do it, because we understand the end result, and its really simple to do. Training smart has these same traits. Easy, quick, simple, and highly effective. Our blog is about supporting you so you can live your best life. A life you deserve. Start your journey today. Join our email list and keep up with all the great articles.
Find the problem, make the problem better, make the client better.
Find their weakness, make the weakness better, make the client better.
Find the mobility issue, make the mobility issue better, make the client better.
Find the posture issue, make the posture better, make the client better.
This is the purpose of AFC's training program
AFC blog is about supporting you so you can live your best life. We strive to inspire everyone to live each day better than the last. Our blog is dedicated to teaching ideas that motivate you to live a fit life.