You know who you are! Weekend Warriors work hard and play hard. On the weekend you’re hiking, working out, running, and doing spartan races. Whatever it is, you’re up for the challenge. But during the week, life gets in the way. Work, family and other obligations make it impossible to go to regular group fitness classes. During the week, you want to make sure you stay strong and do what you can do prevent injury for your weekend workouts, but your time is limited. You also may have this idea that the only type of fitness worth doing is high-impact, intense exercise, when really it’s just one part of exercise.
Shoulders are a common source of pain and injury both in active and inactive men. Shoulder issues most commonly caused by improper movement patterns, weakness and lack of mobility in the muscles that attach to and work with the shoulders, poor posture throughout the day, inactivity, and imbalanced exercise. With the proper exercises on a regular basis, an improvement in overall daily movement patterns, shoulder pain can be a thing of the past.
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.