All of those things are due to a lack of mind-body connection.
A connection that needs to be RESTORED if you want to prevent injury, eliminate pain and improve your running and lifting!
Why does our mind-body connection need to be RESTORED? Doesn't it happen naturally!?
You'd think we'd naturally use the right muscles to perform a move, right?
I mean if you squat, how can you not use the right muscles?! Or if you press overhead or run, how is it possible the right muscles aren't working?
Well...unfortunately it is possible. And happens all too often to most of us.
And it is caused by our modern lifestyle.
We've all heard we sit too much. That our hunched posture at the computer, or rounding over as we text and walk, is bad for us.
But what you don't realize is that your posture is creating imbalances and compensations that actually inhibit your mind-body connection.
As I mentioned, our bodies take the path of least resistance.
And because of our bad posture, big muscles like our back and glutes stop working like they should. Instead small muscles are recruited by our minds to perform movements they can't handle, which ends in pain and injury.
It means your next workout could result in injury EVEN if you seemingly perform a movement with proper form!
Why is the mind-body connection so important?
Because if your mind and body aren't communicating correctly, you risk injury and prevent yourself from performing at 100%.
If you don't include ACTIVATION EXERCISES and a 3-part system of recovery, you aren't necessarily using the correct muscles to move in every day life OR your workouts.
AKA you aren't getting as much out of your workouts as you could be and you're suffering from unnecessary pain!
So if you want a lean, strong core or maybe less neck, shoulder, low back, hip or knee pain...Or if you simply want to run faster and lift more...You need to build that mind-body connection through Activation Moves.
Which means your workouts need to include moves that are the OPPOSITE of what you do all day seated at your computer - these moves need to get those big muscles, like your back and butt, and even your abs, working correctly!
But before you can activate and build that mind-body connection, you first have to loosen tight muscles through Self-Myofascial Release.