Why you should always do some really basic movements.
This should be quite a quick post, the importance of always doing some really basic movements like press ups, bodyweight squats, lunges, grasshoppers, planks etc can’t be underestimated.
These are the fundamentals or moving these are the first movements babies do, they keep everything moving in-sync, they keep you balanced.
Things like grasshoppers and body weight squats should be very easy for everyone, unless injured, to do, everyone should be able to get into and stay comfortably in a bottom squat position, but not many can, I can’t even sit comfortably in a bottom squat position but practise makes permanent so give me a few months and I’ll be chilling in that position for fun!
And so should you, these basic movements highlight tight And maybe weak areas.
Catch them soon enough enough and you can stop some injuries, but ignore the niggles you get and little aches and pain and you could end up with a serious injury.
They are something people develop an ego over and think wow they are way to basic for me, I have been guilt of, thinking I’m too strong for body weight squats, which I am but that’s doesn’t mean I’m mobile enough, which from doing bodyweight squats I realised my hips from doing so many weights have tightened up and aren’t mobile if I took the weight which is pressing them into the positions wasn’t there.
I have meet people with a 150kg+ squat but ask them to do a bodyweight squat which you would in day-to day life and they can’t, they aren’t mobile enough or strong and stable enough in those positions.
So don’t have an ego when it comes to exercise always do the basics and everything will improve and continue to feel free and mobile.
It’s essential to still be able to move when you get older.
I’m yet to meet anyone who doesn’t want to live and good quality life when they are older.
So do them every time you come in the gym, stretch, warm up everyday using these basic movements and you’ll be just fine.
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