The First Priority

The first priority for any fitness-related goal is to move well.

Since many of us come from an inactive, deconditioned state; that means gaining awareness of and then correcting any movement dysfunctions. This needs to be done before increasing volume training for tone and weight-loss, or increasing resistance training for building muscle and strength.

Athletes, too, must prioritize their movement quality. To an athlete, better movement means greater application of force, and more efficient use of energy. Any technique that is done poorly becomes a bad habit that will be the default in times of stress or fatigue.

Movement quality is the difference between great talent and great skill; and the difference between getting better and getting worse.

Author: Chicago Fitness Training

Personal Trainer NASM-PT, CES Warrior Diet/Controlled Fatigue Training Level I BA, University of Illinois at Chicago - History

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