I wanted to take a moment to talk about the importance of conditioning. Aside from improved performance, conditioning is very important in furthering your fitness and rehabilitation. Many individuals are not aware that this critical step is a necessity for injury prevention, as well as for recovery through physical therapy. Conditioning can help develop the strength, flexibility, and agility necessary to protect joints, or build them back up to where they were prior to an injury. Developing a proper appreciation for the benefits of conditioning can carry over into later years and lead to an improved quality of life. For example, if you are a runner, squats, lunges, single leg squats, planks and heel raises are just a few ways to help you condition your bodies to run. You’ll also have to remember to incorporate you regular strength training with your conditioning because after all, your motto shouldn’t be to run to get fit, but rather get fit to run! This bit of knowledge isn’t just for runners, it applies to any and all fitness activity. Of course, everyone has specific needs, so if you’d like more information please call or email me so we can create a specific plan that works for you!
Check out my video below
for a quick conditioning exercise you can do yourself!