Hello everyone. I have been very busy these last…wow, four months. Neglecting my hobbies, but keeping up my workouts. Anyway, this is my first answer in four months. I will try not to be too preachy.
Inside or outside, new clients need to begin with the foundation movements of their bodies. You can work the movements individually at the joints initially as the workout and as assessment of mobility. Motion and/or resistance can be added to the movements with proper progression. Anyone not sure of what I mean by foundation movements or progession can contact me through my IDEA profile or email [email protected] . And check out my website, www.hawaiifitnessacademy.com .
Jumping directly into resistance can be safe, but the more deconditioned the client, the more risk in progressing too soon. And not having assessed mobility is really not very sound practice. I start everyone with foundation movements, even my elite athletes. If no one has checked their movements in the past, there is a very good chance they have movement pattern issues that could be causing numerous problems. Even if no pain/discomfort has manifested yet, poor biomechanics will catch up to everyone eventually. And poor posture is a definite red flag for poor mobility at all joints. Loading poor mobility is essentially loading poor form/execution. Think about.