BY JUSTIN LEACH
It can be very challenging when considering a workout routine that will get you to your goals safely and effectively. It doesn’t matter if you are an athlete, an average joe, recovering from surgery or an injury, we all have movement discrepancies. These discrepancies over time lead to incorrect movement habits, chronic pain, postural problems and injury.
For these reasons it is very important to see a fitness professional that can correctly assess your movement patterns and be able to recommend exercises that fit your individual needs. Corrective exercises help to avoid these pitfalls and should be an essential part of every program. These exercises should address postural distortions, pain and imbalances by targeting areas that are deficient in the individual’s movement patterns.
Examples of these movements include self-myofascial release techniques, dynamic range of motion exercises, stability work, isolated activation techniques and more.
If you have any questions about corrective or functional exercises, please feel free to reach out to me and I would be more than happy to discuss them with you.
Justin Leach is a personal trainer at Razor Sharp Fitness. To learn more visit razorsharpfit.com/meet-fitness-trainers/