What should exercise do for YOU?

Nov 27, 2015

Kobe Bryant is a living legend. He is currently playing in his 20th NBA season. If you don’t know much about basketball, take my word for it: this is an incredible accomplishment.

Kobe Bryant is also a great example of one simple truth. Your body is a machine, and like all machines, if you use it enough, it’s going to break down. That’s what is happening to Kobe right now. After a recent game, he told the reporters he was dreading the walk to his car. Not because there’d be fans or photographers swarming him, but because he wasn’t sure if he could physically make it.

Why is this? Simple - he’s in his 20th season! He’s played well over 2,000 games. He’s performed the same movements over and over and over and over again.

Now, if you’ve ever watched Kobe Bryant play, you’ll know he’s one of the most graceful and fluid players the NBA has ever seen. His footwork is impeccable and the way he moves is a work of art. I can only imagine what his body would be like had he played the game less gracefully. He would have been done a long time ago.

Let this be a lesson to you! If you’re reading this blog, then you are training on a regular basis. If your form is not impeccable, you are going to break down and injure yourself before you know it. However, if you practice perfect form and focus during every movement, exercise and training should compliment your life and allow your body to last LONGER. Isn’t that the point?

Here are some tips on how to be mindful of your form:

–If you use a trainer, is your trainer often hurt or complaining of little aches and pains? This is a red flag! Beware of how he/she trains you because chances are you will also end up getting hurt.
–The movements you do should translate to real life movements. If you are doing something that involves, for example, stepping back and twisting your knee in the opposite direction while juggling a BOSU ball, it’s time to reevaluate. Ask yourself about any movement, “would I ever do something like this in my everyday life?”
–POSTURE. I can’t stress this enough. EVERY move should be done with good posture.

I could go on and on, but I’ll stop for now. There will always be more blogs.

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Live in your best body,
Steve

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