When we repeat dysfunctional patterns over and over again, our bodies get used to staying within the dysfunction rather than changing. For example:
If we were to sit in a desk for 8 hours a day, We would probably end up with a slumped posture, as a result of protracting my shoulders and hunching over to reach the keyboard. Within time, our body would memorize these patterns, tightening muscles throughout the body, until that bad posture was set as a new neuro-muscular pattern. Poor Neuro-muscular patterns increase the chance for injury anytime you move, because they constrict your natural movement.
Correction of these problems is not optional! If you expect to get any kind of sustainability within your movement/exercise regimen, we put alignment techniques at number 1. Also, major muscle groups responsible for strength, explosiveness and agility become inhibited when muscular deficiency is present. You can’t have safety without athleticism because they go hand in hand with each other.
We are a huge advocate of people fixing their own physical problems, all we need is the information mixed with a bit of discipline and we are good to go. Here are a few strategies to you can utilize own your own: