Knee pain is one of the most common physical fitness issues there is, but most people tend to not understand the underlying causes. Most people have had knee pain at some point, and many active people have chronic knee pain, have had ligament tears such as MCL, ACL, or meniscus, and continue to be injury-prone in the knees. This pain or injury risk could be preventing you from engaging in physical fitness activities you used to enjoy. However, most knee problems are not caused by issues with the joint itself – they have to do more with the muscles that connect to the knee, using proper movement patterns during exercise and everyday movement, and ensuring you are exercising intelligently for your activity of choice.
Introducing a workout program that works with your Holiday schedule. This flexible 1-month program balances your desire to complete your workouts with the limited free time and accessibility that accompanies the Holidays.
This Holiday season, let’s commit to:
- Stay moderately active.
- Complete a few workouts per week.
- Maintain (and maybe even improve!) our fitness [avoid starting from scratch in January]
- Do the movements & exercise we need to feel good throughout the Holiday season.
- Take time for our fitness to manage stress [so we don’t take it out on our relatives]
Low-Impact, Joint-Friendly Exercise to Build Strength & Flexibility, Prevent Injury, & Improve Overall Wellness.
This is for those people interested in an effective fitness program that promotes long-term health; to ensure functional, pain-free day to day movement, and allows you to build muscle, increase strength, and improve your mobility with a manageable, sustainable exercise program that leaves you energized and feeling fantastic, instead of burnt out and in pain.
Flexibility is one aspect of fitness that is typically neglected in favor of strength or endurance – especially when it comes to guys. But flexibility is also necessary if we want to build strength more quickly, recover in less time, prevent injury, and maintain our physical fitness. It also ensures healthy, pain-free joints, and helps us stay active as we get older. If it hasn’t already, then sooner or later a lack flexibility will catch up with you in the form of pain, discomfort or injury.
Many people are concerned about injury, especially if they’ve experienced it before. Being injured means not being able to do the things you physically enjoy doing, and it can be a powerful feeling that dissuades us from doing any exercise at all. But the only way to prevent injury is to exercise – you just need to make sure you’re doing the right type of low-impact, muscle-building exercises that have a low-risk of injury and help to injury-proof your body in the process.
Posture is a huge issue because most of what we do during the day leads to poor posture. We hunch over our phones, our desks, while driving, and then at home when we sit on the couch. Improving your posture is part strength, and part practice, but it can yield tremendous returns if you better posture a regular habit.