In little more than a month, the football season will start anew, giving people across the country an excuse to stare with rapt attention at the television all weekend long (not to mention Thursdays and Mondays). People will tune in to watch individuals in peak physical form compete at the highest level, and the ensuing battles will capture the national attention for months and months.
With the new NFL season in the offing, a report has come out that highlights some of the ways that a football player can make sure their training regimen is as successful as it could possibly be. It’s important to note, though, that you don’t have to be a professional athlete to benefit form these insights. In fact, putting them into action could help just about anyone overcome injury risks and improve their health.
One of the things the author talks about that affects everyone is muscle imbalance. There’s a tendency at every level for people to only exercise those portions of their body that are the most visible to the outside world. So a lot of attention might be paid to the biceps and the calves even as that person neglects to take care of their core or improve the strength of their backs.
Don’t make this mistake. The best kind of workout, especially when it comes to weight machines, is one that emphasizes muscle sets throughout the body. For every push motion, you should execute a pull motion. For each time you lift with your calves, you should conduct a lift that allows your thigh muscles to benefit. This might require you to work with a trainer in order to get a gauge on the precise shape that a workout might take.
Something that even professional athletes can get carried away with probably sounds familiar to just about anyone: looking around at a gym and workout area and making comparisons to how other people look or what other people are doing. This can be dangerous if it leads you to go beyond your limitations in an attempt to compete with those individuals, who may have been hitting the gym for years. If you try to show that you’re on another person’s level, you can overdo things and suffer an injury that sets you back on the progress you’ve already achieved.
Please don’t make that mistake. You should always be willing to push yourself while still staying within reason. You can’t jump from lifting 100 pounds to lifting 300 pounds in a day. Instead, increase things gradually over time, always making sure to give yourself ample time to rest after you’ve pushed yourself to a new plateau.
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