Have you noticed someone’s shoulder blades(scapula) travelling towards each other while performing a press up? Or maybe you felt that the skin of your back is getting pinched when you lower yourself in a press up. Perhaps you are constantly in a state of poor posture at work and searching for exercises to bring your spine back to normal. You would be surprised to know how many people suffer from muscle imbalance.
Muscle imbalances can be characterized by either side-to-side (right versus left) or front-to-back (agonist versus antagonist) differences in muscle length or strength. Most musculoskeletal pain syndromes are caused by front-to-back differences, or imbalances of muscles surrounding joints, rather than side-to-side differences.
After a couple of workouts where I used a lot of weights I decided to do a “no-weights workout”.
For warm up I used dynamic stretches and compound exercises using body weight like squats, push ups, chin ups, high jumps.
Most people who have access to a balanced diet can usually obtain all the nutrients they require from their normal diet. Because foods contain many substances that promote health, people should therefore be encouraged to select a healthy and balanced diet from food before considering any supplement.
The opening day of CrossFit Blackfriars was great. Lots of amazing people gathered together to see and check out London’s newest CrossFit box.