Everyone has a favorite exercise or preference on what they like to do when they get to the gym. This is not the problem. The challenge is we tend to avoid the exercises that we don’t like (or one’s that are difficult or challenging). This behavior of avoiding certain muscle groups will ultimately undermine your fitness goals. If this goes on uncorrected, over time is can lead to:
- Inconsistent body strength
- Irregular body muscular development
- Vulnerability for potential injuries
One way to address this is to balance your workouts.
Let’s take squats for an example. A lot of folks dread “leg day” at the gym. They focus and tend to overwork that area so the next day is filled with pain and stiff muscles.
A different approach is to pull multiple muscle groups into a combination movement. I have blogged on the different equipment like Kettlebells, Club Bells, and Mace that we use here in Dallas Workout The Gym. Let’s look a Club Bells as a tool to create a flow that works the entire body: shoulders, chest, arms, core, and legs. The following video is an example of pulling four exercises into a set to work your entire body.
As you can see, squats are included in this flow. However, they are not the only focus. This is a great example of using equipment, technique, and combinations to overcome a fitness challenge.
This is an example of the type of tools we teach here at Dallas Workout The Gym. The more knowledge or tools you have to use, the better chance you will have in achieving your fitness goals. It’s still about getting to the gym and staying focused on your goals.
Remember, a missed workout is one that you can never make up!
Let me know how I can help you in achieving your goals.