Over the last few years, I have seen an enormous increase in HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) classes, which combine cardio, weight training, and body weight exercises in rapid succession. People come to these classes for a variety of reasons: lose weight, increase overall fitness, feed their adrenaline rush. These classes generally follow a one-size-fits-all format that encourages all participants to push themselves as hard and fast as they can for the duration of the class. Does this sound familiar?
One of the biggest problems I see in clinical practice is that many participants are unfamiliar with proper form and often compensate for lack of strength or muscle fatigue by using the wrong muscles. Eventually, they break down under the repetitive stress and intensity. As it turns out, not all people are capable of doing the same activities at the same level, and by continually pushing themselves to perform the assigned number of reps or the requested length of time set forth by the instructors, they create injuries instead of results. Even the instructors themselves are often injured in their pursuit of these arbitrary goals.
There is a solution to the problem, however. In fact, you can actually get twice the impact of your exercise by doing half the work. By teaching our clients correct body positioning, optimal core engagement, and full range-of-motion, along with the necessary self care to prevent overuse injuries, we help them feel better during workouts and actually see the results they are looking for. It all comes down to strong posture and muscle balance. The TRIFACTIVE Method was created to improve function in the joints and muscles, making our clients more efficient during movement. Start getting more from your workouts! Learn how Chicago celebrities and professional athletes look and play their best at www.trifactive.com.