23 min

#11: Why you can stop doing exercises you hate Fit Body, Happy Joints

    • Fitness

It’s the norm in the fitness industry to try to fit your body into a certain exercise. I often get asked “can you help me with my deadlifts” or “how can i do planks without shoulder pain” or “how can I strengthen my core so squats don’t hurt my back.” 
There are so many fitness professionals and PTs out there who will help you achieve these goals. And there ARE ways to improve your form and strengthen/stabilize muscles to feel more effective and safe in an exercise. I think if that’s your goal to do that one exercise, KEEP ON KEEPIN ON. 
And that perspective is this… Why don’t we choose ANOTHER exercise that feels better on your body? Why don’t we consider selecting an exercise that fits your body, rather than fitting your body into an exercise?
Dr. Shannon has another HOT TAKE for this week's episode. You don't HAVE to do exercises/workouts that you hate. This will either frustrate you or relieve you. Shannon discusses her perspective on this and breaks down three exercises specifically in this podcast. She offers that you can take these exercises out of your regular routine and STILL be balanced, strong, and fit. 

2:30  Choosing Exercise Variations That Feel Better on Your Body 
4:27  Making Your Body Stronger While Keeping Your Joints Intact 
6:17  The Difference Between Replacing an Exercise That is Uncomfortable and Avoiding Working a Muscle Group Completely 
6:48  Exercises That Are Most Commonly Uncomfortable and Variations For Them
7:37  Burpees 
9:23  Planks/Push Ups
16:37  Lunges 
22:17  Picking Exercises That Are More Comfortable and More Satisfying 

It’s the norm in the fitness industry to try to fit your body into a certain exercise. I often get asked “can you help me with my deadlifts” or “how can i do planks without shoulder pain” or “how can I strengthen my core so squats don’t hurt my back.” 
There are so many fitness professionals and PTs out there who will help you achieve these goals. And there ARE ways to improve your form and strengthen/stabilize muscles to feel more effective and safe in an exercise. I think if that’s your goal to do that one exercise, KEEP ON KEEPIN ON. 
And that perspective is this… Why don’t we choose ANOTHER exercise that feels better on your body? Why don’t we consider selecting an exercise that fits your body, rather than fitting your body into an exercise?
Dr. Shannon has another HOT TAKE for this week's episode. You don't HAVE to do exercises/workouts that you hate. This will either frustrate you or relieve you. Shannon discusses her perspective on this and breaks down three exercises specifically in this podcast. She offers that you can take these exercises out of your regular routine and STILL be balanced, strong, and fit. 

2:30  Choosing Exercise Variations That Feel Better on Your Body 
4:27  Making Your Body Stronger While Keeping Your Joints Intact 
6:17  The Difference Between Replacing an Exercise That is Uncomfortable and Avoiding Working a Muscle Group Completely 
6:48  Exercises That Are Most Commonly Uncomfortable and Variations For Them
7:37  Burpees 
9:23  Planks/Push Ups
16:37  Lunges 
22:17  Picking Exercises That Are More Comfortable and More Satisfying 

23 min