What your Chiropractor may not know about muscle weakness

A weaker muscle that makes a particular exercise challenging is a great way to learn more about our body. Imbalances are our bodies way of telling us that there seems to be some overcompensation in a particular area. This can lead to injury or miss alignment, that may trigger us to experience the onset of another muscular issue.

For many years, I’ve been battling very weak hamstrings. Even though I can pull a lot of weight, my hamstrings have not caught up with the load. What happens is when I attempt to lift the bar off the ground (when performing a deadlift) my hamstrings stall from the floor lift, up towards the actual lift. Even though I’m not lifting heavyweight, it’s still a huge stretch for me at attempting this.

I was on a great training regime trying hard to sort out the problem. Then covid struck its ugly head, and that transition towards no weight training, then training again and back to no training. The inconsistencies of using the gym took it’s the toll on my leg development. Therefore, the weakest exercise I have is my deadlift.

Below I will touch on some brilliant strategies that will help increase the strength and endurance of weaker link muscle groups. Keeping this in mind when you are constructing your training regime is very important.

Four ways to transform weaker muscle groups into powerhouses

  1. Train weaker muscles often. Most people who train don’t bother aiming to create a balance between certain muscle groups. If you have a weaker link, it’s necessary to train this group often and in various ways. Sacrifice some of the time you spend on powerhouse muscles and swap it for a weaker group. You will quickly see some great results.

I’m thrilled to have touched on these points as I know I can do a lot better in the gym if I follow these simple strategies. We may be short on time and exhausted due to work and family commitments, but it’s essential to look after our bodies and treat them well. Weakness is muscle crying out for a little bit more love to reach its full potential.

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