Most of the movements that we perform in our every day life involves moving load away from your midline and in all different directions. Yet, in gyms, there is an obsession to move in only one plane of motion.
There is nothing wrong with lifting heavy weights for looking good in the mirror, but when you look at connective tissue under a microscope, it’s fibres are a bit like a spider web and go in all different directions.
The human body is designed to move in all different directions. In fact, the human body wants, craves and needs movement in all different directions, to be healthy.
Time and time again, I see people suffering with injury because their body is only used to moving in a forwards and backwards type direction. As soon as people have to move quickly in a different direction, or pick up something heavy in a slightly odd position, if their tissue is not resilient and has not been trained as it needs to, injury results.
This type of training needs to be introduced slowly and the human body needs time for it to adapt. But once you experience how good it makes you feel, you will never go back.
So, what do you want? Do you want to stand tall, be fit for real life situations and stay injury free? Or, do you want to continue only shortening the tissue in your body to enhance forward posture into older years?
I know what I want.