Exercise the Entire Body | Strong Legs & Core

When a person starts working out, especially when they are young, they just want to exercise their specific body parts. This is typical, especially with males who just want to do their chest and women who just want to work their legs and triceps. It is great that they are exercising, but it does not serve any of them well if they just work on certain muscle groups for aesthetics.When you study biomechanics, you learn the basic movements of the body and the forces that mother nature and forced resistances places on it. For example, if you jump up and land on the ground, the ground is going to counteract that jump with the same force back into the body. This is called, ground reaction forces. That is why different materials and landscapes affect a persons body when they are running, falling, etc. In addition, if your body is trained for these forces, the better it will respond over a longer duration. If you are not conditioned for this, that is when joint, ligament and tendon issues happen in the upper and lower body.That is when education comes into play and if you are working with an exercise physiologist, bio-mechanist, Portland personal trainer or fitness coach, they will let you know that power & strength comes from the bottom/up, not top/down. Meaning, you need to focus your attention on developing a great base: strong legs, strong gluteal muscles and strong core & lower back muscles.You can still work your chest, legs, triceps, but you need to really make sure your base is strong. If you are to look at certain moves that you perform standing up, they will involve your legs and core. If you are doing a standing overhead shoulder press and want to do it properly, your lower base needs to be stabilizer so you can perform the press correctly. If the legs, core and lower back are weak, there is a high probability of injury happening when pressing over your head.You want to work the entire body, so if you are working your chest, make sure you work your back muscles. If you work your quadriceps, then work your hamstrings. Train for power, strength, endurance and muscular balance. When muscular imbalance happens, that is when things will go south, so train smart. Train for a strong life, not just for aesthetics. If you train smart, your body will thank you a ton in the future, especially when you get older. Develop those good habits, because it will benefit you for years to come.The Art of Personal Training by Kisar Dhillon107 SE Washington StreetSuite 137Portland, Oregon 97214503-953-0241