Do you perform the same functions at your job day in and day out? Do you regularly perform similar movement patterns in the gym when working out? Repeating the same patterns over and over allows your body to become incredibly efficient with those movements but can create muscular imbalances. Are you recovering from an injury you’ve been dealing with for awhile? Chances are you’ll have some muscular imbalances from compensating movement patterns. You’ll even naturally have imbalances between your right and left sides due to being right or left hand dominant. You won’t be able to get everything completely balanced, but working on and reducing muscular imbalances reduces risk for injury.
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Life is Hectic – Make it Easier
Are any of these situations familiar?
1) You intended to go to the gym, but you forgot throw your gym clothes in the car. Now your thinking that by the time you run home to grab your stuff then get back to the gym, there’s not enough time for a workout. It’s not going to happen today.
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Why ALL Carbs Aren’t Bad
Carbs always seem to get a bad rap. People don’t like them and want to stay away from them. They’re seen as inherently evil and the cause of weight gain. But, carbs aren’t necessarily “bad”. In fact; certain carbs, in the right amount, are good for you. Carbs are severely limited at almost all costs in diets such as Atkins, South Beach, and Keto. The thing is, carbs are your body’s preferred source of energy. It’s quick fuel for things like resistance training, sprinting…Your body mainly fuels and operates off of carbs. Carbs help your body run, promote a healthy gut, and help increase satiety (i.e. fiber). It’s the type of carbs you want to keep a close eye on.
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