Muscle imbalances are a product of daily living. Unless you’re ambidextrous, you probably favor one side of your body, especially if you play a one-sided sport like golf or baseball.
If you’ve endured any sort of injury—and who hasn’t?—without undergoing proper physical therapy, your body likely learned to compensate for the weakened area. That’s good, though unfortunately that compensation created muscle imbalances, which over time can lead to injury.
It’s important to incorporate movements into your training regimens to address muscle imbalances. Some trainers refer to such exercises as “pre-hab” since they help prevent the types of injuries that would require rehabilitation or rehab.
Here are five exercises to do just that.