Healthy Joints, Happy You
A core strength training ideology includes flexibility training because stronger joints and connective tissue lead to less wear on your body.
Tendons must be strong enough to deliver force from muscles to your bones in order to move, and they have a built-in mechanism — called the Golgi tendon organ — that tells you to stop before the tendon is harmed. Ligaments have a similar “stop” command that comes from nerves, but these signals won’t prevent all joint
By making you stronger and slowly increasing the strain of your regimen, our goal is to help you increase strength while making your body less susceptible to the stresses and pains of tendonitis and osteoarthritis.
Balance in All Things
EIF focuses on a holistic approach to you, so our ideology behind strength training also takes a holistic focus. Muscle balance is a key factor guiding the overall activities and exercises we recommend because it’s equally important for someone older trying to stay active as it is for pro athletes at the height of their career.
If you overdevelop some muscles without balancing the rest, you’re putting yourself at greater risk of an injury. An imbalanced approach often leads to stress and pain in our most important joints: the knees and shoulders. These injuries can take a significant amount of time to recover from, and sometimes pain is permanent.
EIF professionals know the science behind strength training philosophy — such as your hamstring needing to be at least 60% as strong as your quadriceps — and it backs every decision we make when recommending a regimen.
Our theories behind strength training are designed to give you the best results in the safest, healthiest way. If you ever have a question about your exercise plan, ask your trainer during a session or contact us here.
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Author: Joe Aben