HOW CAN CORRECTIVE EXERCISE HELP ME ACHIEVE MY GOALS?
Corrective exercise is ideal for and should be undertaken by a large percentage of the population varying from office workers and drivers, through to gym goers and injured individuals.
We have become a society which constantly watches screens and mostly stays inactive throughout the day which overtime significantly negatively impacts the ways our bodies function and the way we hold ourselves up.
A common physiological change occurrence in our technological era includes hyperkyphosis which is the severe rounding of the thoracic spine causing rounded shoulders and a forward pointing neck. This alone hinders the overall efficient functionality of the body and causes significant movement compensations, poor core strength, as well as a lot of neck tightness and extremely poor posture.
These issues are harmful for a lot of individuals, especially gym goers who are wanting to increase muscle definition and those who are on a body fat loss journey. Reason being, if the body cannot move in the way it is intended then the body cannot grow, form or recover in the way that it is intended.
For individuals seeking muscle gain, movement compensations will result in muscle growth in the most dominant areas resulting in major imbalances and an increased risk of injury in the weaker underactive muscles. Following and performing the principles of corrective exercise will help eradicate these issues and allow for greater lifting and muscle growth potential.
For individuals seeking body fat loss, movement compensations will negatively impact the efficiency in which your body will be able to move, more often than not, in the feet, ankles and knees. This reduction in efficiency means you will not be able to workout as intensely and therefore the results you will be striving to achieve will take a lot longer to reach.
Anyone and everyone should utilise and incorporate corrective exercise training into their daily routines as the physiological and psychological benefits can and will change your active lives for the best.