First week of the New Year has got everyone on acceleration trying to get to those NY goals by Feb 1st. I had a friend come up to me as ask why her knees and lower back were starting to hurt even though she was working out & doing core moves. Unfortunately this was a conversation I have had one too many times with numerous woman. First things first, if you haven't worked out in the past 6 months, you need to to ensure you have a good foundation before you jump into the next high-impact, all the rage, workout class.
Listen to your body, like actually. Think of your body as if its being re-born again ok. First things first you have to learn how to eat, how to digest food. You start off sucking human fluids out of your mom, once mastering that you dive into the new goal of digesting blended foods and then once mastering all that you can move to the end goal of solid foods. How long does that take? 4-6 months! Compare that to getting back into shape. You need to start with foundation training. Yes, it can boring, yes it's not super cool or #hashtag worthy, but it's going to ensure you don't end up with a bad joint and in pain for the rest of your life.
I have had the pleasure of working a contract job with lululemon for the past 2 months and they give perks of free classes to all the hippest fitness classes around town. I have thoroughly enjoyed myself in all these classes, but it makes me so nervous as I look around at all the 'beginners' who don't have the foundation for these High-Intensity-High-Impact classes. Yes the classes are great, with great music and unique moves, but they are all at an advanced level! Yes I know some of you are shaking your heads right now, because they are fun and I'm sure you are seeing some results from them, but you can't skip straight to the solid foods without training your body how to first digest fluid & blended foods. I'm hoping this is kind of making sense to you guys.
I want to share an awesome exercise post by Matthew Ibrahim, he demonstrates & explains 8 PREHAB EXERCISES THAT BELONG IN EVERY TRAINING PROGRAM
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Feeling weak, anxious and unconnected to my body lead me to start exercising. I joined a dance class once a week and after every dance class I had a glow about me, and it wasn't just from the sweat that I built up in class, it was something more. I realized it was the endorphins that were being produced from the physical activity I was doing. Join me and start moving and feel the difference. Read my blog to get motivation, try the exercises I've posted, contact me for personal training, bootcamps, workout cards or just go for a walk. Any activity is good activity.