Parents love that phrase. “It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt”. As children, it is meant to simply goad us out of doing something silly, like climbing up slides the wrong way or jumping from the roundabout mid-spin.
When it comes to working out, this phrase could not be apter. You might think your workout is going well until the pain kicks in. It all comes down to form. Many form-related injuries come down to the repetition of poor techniques. Depending on your form, you can begin to build an excess of pressure in your joints and muscles. This pressure tears away until it results in severe pain. Unless corrected, these pains can lead to much more serious injuries.
Where most people tend to go wrong is when they’re a beginner. Rather than ask for help, a lot of poor form comes from things like misuse of a gym-machine, where muscles can become stretched too fast. Or, it can stem from beginners attempting to mimic other gym-goers, unaware of any nuances in their stances.
If you’re wanting to begin some new exercises, the best thing you can do is seek professional advice. By arranging sessions with a qualified instructor, you’ll be off to the best start you can be. With a professional at the helm, you’ll see much faster results than if you were to attempt it yourself.
Nothing compares to having a qualified coach be with you every step of the way. A personal trainer will get to know you and your exercise regime. They will know exactly where you’re going wrong and be able to correct that. They’ll adjust your form to something safe and efficient.
They’ll educate you on which exercises are right for you. Depending on whether you’re after weight loss or muscle gain, certain exercises will fit your routine. A personal trainer is essential in reducing the risk of injury from any exercises you’ve yet to attempt.
What a personal trainer provides is guidance. Guidance throughout a tough process. No-one’s going to lie to you and say working out is easy, but it can be easier. You can be guaranteed to enjoy a safe and rewarding environment with you in mind.
If you’re looking for help with your form, we’re here for you. ProBalance provides the best training and techniques to ensure you reach peak performance. To get in touch with our fantastic team, call us today on 0161 833 4777.