3 Easy Tips to Kick-Off your Fall Fitness Routine the Right Way
From Institute Director of Performance, Corey Townsend
- Be consistent. Make an effort to move every day. Sometimes people have too much inactivity because of desk jobs, lack of time or even muscle soreness. By taking a light to moderate walk or engaging in a callisthenic based workout (think push-ups, sit-ups, or yoga) you can increase blood flow to the muscles increasing recovery.
- Ask questions. Often, beginners are intimidated and avoid asking coaches or trainers for help when exercising. It helps as a beginner to know what muscles you should feel working during the exercise. Muscle imbalances or weakness will make stronger muscles take over, causing workouts to become ineffective. So ask away!
- Have proper posture. During your day to day activities and during exercises. Not all exercises are for everyone. For example, if you have extremely weak or tight back muscles a lot of chest exercises may end up making you worse off. If you're working out in a class setting and something doesn’t feel right then you may need to adjust your posture or position. If that doesn’t work ask your coach/ trainer (see #2) for a different exercise and they will be glad to assist you.