Last week, we discussed on how to get the most out of your time at the gym. If you haven’t checked that out yet, click here before going on.
We were discussing regressions and progressions to exercises at the end of that article. One of the reasons why going into a large group fitness class or even copying a program offline is that you might be doing exercises that you’re not ready for. Have you ever gone to a group fitness class and cringe at the way someone is doing an exercise? You know it looks bad and you’re waiting for something bad to happen. What would have been better is some kind of regression to that exercise that is safer. Here’s what I mean. For example, let’s say you have problems doing lunges (we hear this all the time!!). On some occasions, the person can be coached right and the lunges fix themselves up. Sometimes, there was too much volume. On more occasions, the person isn’t ready to lunge. Instead of trying to force the lunge, try some of these regressions that can eventually, get you lunging.
Here’s another example, but this time for pushups. For some people, the thought of knocking out a set of 10 pushups is impossible, a fairy tale. Well, if you had some regressions in place, getting a set of 10 pushups will come faster than you think. Just to be clear, we’re not fans of doing pushups on the knees but using rather, use these below.
Next week, we’ll cover some more exercises that most people have trouble with starting out. If you’re having trouble with your own programming and need some guidance and direction, check out our 30-Day Personal Training Experience by clicking on the link here>> You can also fill out the information below.
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