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Offline ACE

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Weight Lifting?
« on: April 11, 2018, 08:45:26 PM »
Do any of you do regular weight training in the traditional sense?  In other words, the large muscle groups that most guys focus on for mass, chest, shoulders, tris, biceps, etc?

I have been focusing on these muscle groups to maintain some mass, but have neglected the smaller connective muscles.  Recently I have been suffering through some minor issues due to imbalance.  Things like hip pains, plantar fasciitis and a few other mild symptoms.  I met with a personal trainer this evening who did a series of really interesting, science based tests who confirmed exactly what I thought, I am way out of balance and studies show, that based on my score I am 50% more likely to incur injury as a result.

I am looking forward to learning some new exercises and stretches to incorporate into my route....everything in moderation!!

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Re: Weight Lifting?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 11:50:25 PM »
Weight training is one of those things that I KNOW I have benefited greatly from in the past, but just do not have the time to do at the moment. Whenever I can I really enjoy weight training though. It's a lot of fun for me and a great change of pace.

It's hands down one of the best ways to become bulletproof. In the past I've done a really big focus on weight training in the winter, 3-4x/week. Then when the season starts taking off dropping down to 1x/week, but making sure it doesn't take away from the quality of my sport specific training.

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Re: Weight Lifting?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2018, 10:20:34 PM »
I agree Jordan, lifting is important, I have just been spending to much time focusing on the large muscle groups and not the smaller ones that help keep everything intact, so I am hoping by focusing on both I will improve all around.