In this second stage of our partnership relaunch with Technique, we’re focusing on an often-overlooked but vital aspect of fitness: prehab.
Prehab is all about being proactive. Instead of waiting for injuries to strike, we focus on prevention by incorporating targeted exercises and stretches into our routine – it’s like an insurance policy for our bodies.
By strengthening our weak areas, improving flexibility, and enhancing stability, we create a solid foundation for our workouts. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a fitness newbie, prehab is for everyone.
Here’s Lucas of Technique giving us some background on the importance of prehab:
Here are some benefits:
Building resilience and preventing injury
Prehab exercises, which include mobility drills, stretching, and strength training, are designed to target vulnerable areas in your body. By addressing imbalances, strengthening weak muscles, and improving flexibility, prehab helps build a solid foundation for your body. By reducing the risk of injuries, you can stay consistent with your workouts and achieve your long-term fitness goals.
Enhancing athletic performance
Everyone benefits from prehab – whether you’re starting your first SGPT session with Foundry or have been training for several years. Improved joint stability, increased range of motion, and better muscle activation translate to enhanced performance. When your body is functioning optimally, you can run faster, lift heavier, and move with greater agility, taking your fitness achievements to new heights.
As we age, prehab becomes even more important. By incorporating prehab into your fitness routine early on, you can maintain joint health, preserve muscle mass, and reduce the risk of falls or injuries as you age. Prehab lays the groundwork for a healthier, more active, and independent life as you get older.
Our modern lifestyles often lead to bad posture due to all those hours sitting at a computer and looking at phones. Prehab exercises focus on correcting these imbalances, alleviating muscle tension, and promoting better alignment and more balanced strength. This reduces the risk of chronic pain, such as lower back pain, and counteracts the impact of long periods of sitting.
Here at Foundry, we’re committed to helping you achieve your goals, and we believe that by prioritising injury prevention and addressing imbalances, you lay a strong foundation for your fitness journey.
Our partners at Technique have physio and sports massage clinics based in four out of five of our Foundry sites – making the gym your one-stop-shop for building a healthy, strong, and bulletproof body. Plus, all members get 15% off all Technique treatments!
To find out more, check out the Foundry 21-Day Challenge or book in with Technique directly here.
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