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4 reasons you might not be seeing the results you want

By: Dr. Payton Busker, PT, DPT 

Raise your hand if you’ve been in this scenario: 

You have recently become super motivated to “get in shape”. You begin working out constantly and restrict your eating severely. You try to stick with this intense, restrictive schedule for *insert 30, 45, 60 days here*. You tell yourself “I can do anything for 30 days”. However, when that magical day comes at the end of this time period, you not only feel burnt out, but you do not see a tangible change in muscle growth. So you give up until the next bout of motivation kicks in (and the aches and pains calm down)! 

Cut to me raising my hand!! I don’t think I can count the number of times I have gone through this cycle. Enter, Evlo!! 

In this post, I will break down the 4 reasons you might not be seeing the results/muscle growth you desire and ways that Evlo addresses each and every one

1. Time 

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Warm-ups for a safe, more effective workout

Your warm-ups are particularly important to your workout's success because you are priming your body to tolerate resistance. It's all about creating an environment where your nervous system feels safe to be mobile and effectively contract muscles. 

 

If you take the time to do this correctly, you can see results much faster and reduce your injury risk. 

 

So what is the best way to warm-up? Stretching, jogging, jumping jacks? 

 

I believe the best way to warm-up is to implement a series of mobility drills throughout most, if not all, of your joints.

 

These repetitive movement drills fluidly move the joint (usually in circular motions) throughout the entire range of motion that joint was designed to move. These mobility drills are important for this reason: 

 

They provide feedback to your nervous system to activate muscles and generate strength via a phenomenon called the arthokinematic reflex (1).

 

 

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