The weeks and months after baby are some of the most intense of the human experience. Sleep deprivation, sky high emotions ranging from sheer terror to sheer joy, and the surreal experience of trying to make your peace with a totally new body. Of course, there’s an expected transition time of healing, snuggling your newborn and being in awe of what your body just did (talk about a workout!), but then there’s the pressure of getting back to your “pre-baby body”. Unless you’re a time traveler, you aren’t going backwards to your pre-baby anything.
When’s the last time you missed a heavy bench press rep in training? Do you remember what happened? It’s likely that you started strong and fast, only to have the bar hit an imaginary brick wall and grind to a halt.
Whether you miss a few inches off the chest or just short of lockout, sticking points are terribly frustrating. We all have them. They’re the bumper-to-bumper traffic jam of powerlifting. And just like that line of brake lights that stretches to the horizon, it’s ineffective at best to try to blast through it.
I see women who spend 4 days a week, 40 minutes at a time, on the stair-stepper, treadmill or bicycle who don't lose weight! I know men who run 6 miles a day who have no muscle tone and rolls of fat around their waist. You've been led to believe that if you want to lose fat, all you have to do is regular aerobic exercise. There's more to it than that.
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Tired of coming home from work with debilitating back pain that sends you straight to the couch? Sitting for long periods of time causes certain muscles to tighten and shorten in length, creating a single muscle imbalance which then off-sets the opposing muscles and ultimately pushes the entire musculoskeletal system into disarray. Here’s the good news for posture pain sufferers
Background (Skip this if the Historical/philosophical stuff annoys you) Planks are ubiquitous. I have seen them in the yoga studio, the gym, the karate dojo and the fencing studio. It is not so surprising that there will be overlap in physical disciplines from different cultures and among different sports: both the human body and the laws of the physical universe are the same throughout our world.