By Dr. Payton Busker, PT, DPT
Over the next few weeks, we will dive into how to achieve 3 different goals using Evlo:
Goal 1: Feel Better, Get Stronger
Goal 2: Increase Muscle Definition
Goal 3: Cross Training with Evlo
If you are coming to Evlo from a program or lifestyle that has left you feeling worn down and depleted, this is the goal for you!! Joints achy from years of grinding your body into the ground with the “no pain, no gain” mentality? You’re in the right place! Overwhelmed by excess stress in your life and struggling to juggle work, family, fitness, etc.? Keep on reading, friend!!
Our number one priority for you will be to create space for your body and nervous system to heal and recover while initiating the muscle building process. Continue reading to learn how we recommend doing so!
We begin to create this space of healing with our weekly schedule in the...
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).
Your bones are...