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It is easy to think that if you train harder, longer and more frequently you will get stronger, faster, etc.
While we hear about the importance of core strengthening, I like to think about it as core conditioning. By conditioning I mean correcting muscle imbalances; strengthening the weak areas, creating flexibility and increased range of motion in tight areas; balancing strength and mobility.
In my opinion, the best workout is one that provides functional strength. One that trains your body to pull, push, balance, hop, step, twist, bend, reach -- all the things that we do in our daily activities and sports.
People often ask me how frequently they should work out. Unfortunately there isn't a one-size-fits-all answer. Important factors to consider include current fitness level, goal, type and intensity of exercise and available time.
Like a building with a poor foundation, a body with poor posture is less resistant to strains and injuries. Poor posture often develops because of habitual, incorrect movements and patterns.
People commonly look to the New Year as a time of renewal and optimistic goal setting. “This is the year I …(fill in the blank). It is a busy time for the fitness industry!