One of the biggest training mistakes people make is that they don’t take into account the possibility of injury. Instead of focusing on a program that creates a bulletproof body from head to toe, they target certain body parts at the expense of others, only strengthening the neglected muscles when they become an issue. Targeting only certain body parts, such as only training chest and rarely back, or only arms and rarely core, can create muscular weaknesses and imbalances. These imbalances may cause discomfort, pain, and instability that may lead to strains or other muscular injuries.
To avoid injury, we need to take a long-term approach to workouts, strengthening weaknesses and our bodies as a whole. Adding a few preventative exercises into our repertoire, essentially “prehabilitation,” increases mobility and functional strength to increase athletic performance and daily living activities.
Do these three exercises throughout your program to strengthen the areas that need it most and ultimately avoid training setbacks.