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Crawling - something most of us haven't done since we were kids. But did you know it's a great core and coordination movement, especially when the knees are lifted off the ground? Come onto all fours and raise the knees an inch off the floor. Keep this distance as you crawl forwards and backwards. It's much harder than it looks but will build strength in your stability muscles of the abdomen, back, hips and shoulders and will help with coordination! This in turn will help to prevent injuries and pain. Give it a go and let me know how you get on!
Like all training in general, off season body building can be a tale of two sides - high numbers and progress being made in the gym vs high food, feeling sluggish and bloated (if digestion is off) and if you're unlucky, injury! As numbers start to creep up and the weight being shifted increases, so can your chance of injury. This off season, I've seen everything from muscle tears to joint and ligament sprains, largely from poor form but also down to the basic reason of people increasing on their lifts - always something to be celebrated...until injury strikes! It's not that off season is dangerous - it's very necessary and is vital for progression. Just be sure to do it safely. If you're struggling with an injury, niggle or pain, get in touch! Send me a DM or call 07840130294 and you'll be back on form in no time!
I drag this old facebook post out every year. The sentiment is still very much the same - self love is just as important as the love from another so take the time for you today! That being said, this year has seen a lot of changes for Mr LJO and I and he's been so calm and reassuring every step of the way so here's a special shout out to him. May we continue to bug each other with snapchat filters for the rest of our days. Σ'αγαπάω
"What do you want to get back to? What's your goal?" These are two of the most common questions I ask in clinic and I always get a range of responses. This week, I've had replies such as... 'I want to get a PB on my deadlift' 'I want to be able to kneel to pray without any pain' 'I want to be able to get on the floor to play with my kids' 'I'm struggling with my lat spread and want to improve it' and 'I want to hit depth on my squat' We all have a reason for doing the things we do. Make sure your osteopath understands your goals and gives you the tools to get there. And be sure to celebrate when you achieve them!
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