If you’ve been taking a few extra calories on board and want to get back in shape… then it’s time to start thinking about number one and shout yourself a massage.
If you’re starting to get back into your training regime and beginning to feel a bunch of aches and pains in your muscles, then it’s time to do something about it.
Overworked muscles become sore and pain is there to tell you something.
If too much of a particular exercise is causing the grief, maybe it’s time to ease up on it and start bringing the opposing muscles into play.
What are opposing muscles?
Opposing Muscles (antagonist ones) are the muscles that oppose the Working Muscles. For example, when the Biceps are flexing (contracting), the Triceps (the antagonist muscles) are stretched (extended).
If you plan to build your Biceps, then it is important to consider the opposing muscle group and work the Triceps. The same applies to other opposing muscles in your body.
It’s also important to stretch the muscles that have just been worked after the completion of the workout.
Working your opposing muscles and stretching the muscles that have been worked keeps one muscle from becoming tighter than its opposing muscle, reducing the risk of injury.
Training your opposing muscles prevents injury. Muscles that work together to make a movement are in balance with one another instead of one dominating the other.
To avoid injury and keep the muscles balanced. Train the opposing muscles and stretch after exercising. Be sure to hold your stretches for at least 30 seconds.
So far, so good? Now all you need to do is book a massage. Give me a call soon…