Hurting? It might be that you need to move MORE not less!
Going through movements, activating the correct muscles, learning the proper mechanics, can actually help you to feel BETTER!
Now, if you have a tear in a ligament, tendon, or muscle, then moving more is probably not smart without the guidance of a Physical Therapist.
BUT, for most of us, that’s not the problem. The problem is that we don’t do anything! We sit. A LOT. We don’t think about what muscles should be working. We don’t think about stretching or doing mobility work. And then we wonder why we hurt!
I’m not saying you should go right out of the gate at 110%, but starting to include intentional movement into your day can help significantly.
Maybe it’s including IYTWLs or Thoracic Rotations into your day at work to combat rounded shoulders. Maybe it’s stretching your Hip Flexors and doing Glute Bridges to address your back pain.
You’ll find that “Motion is Lotion.” You’ll actually feel BETTER if you move.
Don’t know where to start? A personal trainer can help significantly in this area. We can teach you how to do movements properly, both in AND out of the gym; how to activate the right muscles during movement; and how to begin a stretching and mobility routine to start loosening up.
I know this sounds counterintuitive, but time and time again, those we work with feel better. And that’s not only exciting, but EMPOWERING.
Try it out! If you know what to do, and you just aren’t doing it, start again and you’ll feel better! If you need some help getting going and knowing what to do, then come talk to us about personal training. We would LOVE to help you out!