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How would you react if I told you you could add anywhere from 5-20lbs more to your squat today? You would probably react the same way I did before I became a personal trainer with a corrective exercise specialization. I soon learned through my schooling that proper mechanics can lead to an increased performance and there was a way to seriously have an impact on your workout THAT DAY. Flabbergasted at what I had learned I wanted to try it out for myself. At that point in my life I had hit a hard plateau on my squat, no matter what I did I couldn’t squat more than 225lbs. Wanting to break through that plateau I did a self assessment on my lower body to find any movement dysfunctions. Come to find out I lacked ankle mobility on my left leg that caused me to distribute most of my weight to my right leg as I dropped into the squat and came out of it. Using corrective exercise techniques such as mobility and foam rolling to bring me back to my optimal movement patterns. Once I got under the bar I knew I was going to do It! I worked my way up to 225lbs and now I was going to attempt 230lbs. As I descended into the squat I got nervous. “What if I fail the rep?” I thought as I hit the bottom of the squat. Driving my feet through the floor I came out of the squat with some gas left in the tank. I finally broke through my plateau! Jumping with excitement as I thought to myself “I could do 235lbs for sure!” After taking my rest break, I got under the bar with my newly found confidence and 235lbs. I had completed the 235lb squat too! Knowing my limits, I stopped there and finished the rest of my workout elated with the result of correcting my movement patterns.
Stress is such an important variable when it comes to someone's overall health and wellness, it could be the catalyst to someone reaching their goals and finally being alive again, or it could be the push over the edge of sickness. First of all we need to define what stress is. Stress as defined by the National Institute of Mental Health as “How the brain and body respond to any demand.” These demands can be good or bad for the body depending on how effectively managed they are, and can be broken down into two main categories, and they are internal and external stress.
7049 Taylorsville Road Suite A, Huber Heights, OH 45424 937-233-1755 By: Nicco Libertini- Holistic Health Practitioner
7049 Taylorsville Road Suite A, Huber Heights, OH 45424 937-233-1755 By: Nicco Libertini- Holistic Health Practitioner October 01, 2020