You are determined and committed, but after a few weeks enthusiasm may have turned into frustration; muscular niggles may have started to surface, systematic fatigue and pain might have made an appearance (fatigue and pain around the whole body) and previous imbalances may have been exacerbated with serious consequences.
The January itch has arrived; frustration is building up as you cannot train like you did in the new year. You feel your goals are slipping away as you are unable to produce the type of sessions you did at the start of the month. The drop in temperature unfortunately means we can be/are susceptible to injuries. The cold weather causes our muscles to contract a lot more than usual and become tighter in order to conserve as much heat as possible. If our bodies are not conditioned correctly, then our muscles will over compensate in order to restore balance. The cold temperatures will add more stress than usual, which increases the risk of injury. This is why strength and conditioning exercises are essential in preventing injuries and maximising our training.
1) Rotator Cuff and posture (upper back)
The Rotator Cuff is a tough sheath of tendons and ligaments that supports […]