Yes you are pursuing your fitness goal with maximal intensity, but is it at the sacrifice of other areas of your health?
I’m seeing this more and more lately so I wanted to address it.
Here’s my perspective:
I’m a Kinesiologist.
For the purposes of this article, all that means is that I study the movement and function of the body and how it works.
As a fitness coach, what this means is that when I create an exercise program for someone, I’m not only looking at their end goal and what they are trying to achieve, I’m also looking at their body and how well it functions.
What I see so much of today in the fitness industry is a singular focus intensity. Everyone wants HIIT workouts that “make me sweat”.
The good news from a coaching perspective is that making a workout hard is easy. I see endless amounts of videos on Facebook and Instagram of people creating insane workouts and super challenging variations of exercises. My personal simplification of it is: #JustAddBurpees
And it does make sense because intensity is how we get results.
It’s easy to make someone sweat and it’s easy to make someone work hard and push their intensity.
However, this often comes at a sacrifice to other areas of health or function in the body.
I see this in high intensity workout programs that don’t address body proper body mechanics and this creates added strain on joints and connective tissue.
I’m tired of seeing olympic lifts for added intensity meanwhile the knees and back are bending in ways that anyone watching knows is not right.
Bottom line, I’m not willing to make intensity the highest priority at the sacrifice of another area of health or physical function just for faster gains.
In my coaching I take the time to build a solid foundation with each client based on their individual needs. I take time to make sure they move and function well and I make sure they don’t develop other health issues just to lose a few quick pounds.
Unfortunately this process takes a lot longer than what we tend to see put in front of us online, but I don’t care.
I won’t sacrifice long term health for a short term result.
My goals is to help you create a body that not only looks good, but will function great for the rest of your life!