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The importance of basic movements

The importance of basic movements

When you learn to write you start with the alphabet, after that simple words can be constructed, after that sentences can be structured and after that complex paragraphs and even perhaps a book! With regards to exercise, the importance of basic movements is essential, most people want to jump in at the deep end and if a persons ego is a contributing factor, how much they are lifting usually plays a part to. The problem here will always present itself very quickly, if you don’t start with the basics and get your essential exercises perfected your progression will always be halted by something that you are unable to perform properly. Imbalances that you didn’t notice due to your poor technique, will become your weakest link and the exercise progression will be halted by something as simple as a tight calf muscle or a lack of lumbar activation. When learning and perfecting your basic movements you will be made aware of all of your weak points, tight areas and general mobility issues. At this point you can address them and then you’re ready start to pile on some more weight to the bar. This might not seem like a very fun thing to do, being that everybody else in the gym is lifting faster, heavier and with more complex movements, but rest assured from this point onwards your progression will not be halted by any weak links and you will become faster and stronger and more powerful with the more effort and time you put in. I fully understand that squatting in the corner with no weights for a few months might not seem very cool but you will be very thankful for the time you put in when you look over at the ego driven show offs lifting badly, getting injured and never progressing. Personal training with Leigh Carter means you will be targeting your weak areas until you have none and then increasing your overall performance far beyond what you thought would be possible.