Just because you laced up your sneakers and made your way to the nearest gym, doesn’t mean you are going to have the best workout once you get to your destination. Not all workouts are good for YOUR body, and may end up doing more harm in the long run than good. We are here to make sure you get the most of your workout and keep your body as safe and healthy as you can!
There has always been a debate about the harsh pressure that running has on your knees and the long-term risks of the continuous strains. Studies have found that continuous pressure leads to osteoarthritis (a common type of arthritis that occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of ones bones wears down overtime) or cartilage and joint damage. We all have to listen to our bodies when all the signs are telling us we are working it too much. Listening and being kind to your body is the best way to reach your fitness goals in the most successful way. If your running is causing aches and pains, try spinning or swimming to decrease the pressure you are putting on your body. Changing up cardio work-outs is always the best way to achieve the best results.
Although doing sit-ups may seem like the best way to score that 6-pack you’ve always wanted, this simple exercise is hurting your body more than you think. The continuous motion of a sit-up increases the pressure on your neck and spine. This continuous strain can eventually lead to disc bulges and severe back injuries. We recommend switching to the use of a stability ball to reduce the pressure on your back and help you achieve your fitness goals.
Everyone’s goal is to have toned arms in time for swimsuit season but weights aren’t always around, so we often resort to tricep dips as a quick fix. We get it, they are easy and require nothing besides your body weight – but they aren’t always around. This motion puts continual pressure on your elbows and shoulders, doing more harm than good. We recommend trying tricep extensions rather than dips. You can find everyday items around your house to use as weights.