Body in Balance

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Have you ever seen a person in the gym with a huge upper body and tiny chicken legs? Or a weight lifter with well developed pecs/chest and upper arms/the guns, but lacking the symmetry and balance of definition and bulk in the back muscles?

Training without considering muscle balance not only leads to a lack of symmetry in the aesthetic sense, but it also encourages strength imbalances and joint problems. When strengthening your body, always consider training it in balance. You’ll not only look better, but you’ll probably function better too.

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A lot of people in the gym or any where for that reason think that mirrors are there for the terminally vain. You couldn’t be farther from the truth. Mirrors are in gym environments for form and technique sake, not for vanity.

Although, one can catch another person checking out their muscle tone in the mirror if you watch hard enough. What you really want to do is to use the mirror as ANOTHER PIECE OF EQUIPMENT..... a precision tool.

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Since you are here on this site and may not have the benefit of having a really expensive Personal Trainer like myself to help train you in a physical 1-1 session, you will have to be extra diligent in your technique and form and pay attention to the video streams of exercises and practice, practice, practice..

Body in BalanceThere’s no better way to get an outsider’s perspective than the watchful eyes of a mirror. It won’t lie, so it can guide you into the correct body position for any given exercise.

So the main premise of training your body is to train your body so that it is in proportion. I am sure you have all seen people in and out of the gym environment that look totally out of proportion. Maybe they have huge legs and a smaller upper body. The most common out of balance is being top heavy. Meaning that the chest , arms and lats are really big and well developed and the lower half of the body being small and underdeveloped.

So when you are training, whether you are a lady or a guy, try and remember to think how you look overall. Don't get hung up on a compulsive obsession about getting specific parts of the body to big or to overdeveloped. Go for the aesthetic look and eye pleasing physique, unless of course you are a body builder and compete. That is a different story in itself, BUT...Winning contest in body building is all about SYMMETRY. Having all the muscles well defined and at their peak of development. More about that in a related post.

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"It's not weird to look at yourself in the mirror at the gym - that's why they're there! You have to make sure that you're doing things right"...Alison Sweeney

 

 

“ Look at life through the windshield, not the rear view mirror”....Byrd Baggett

 

 

“ How we think shows through how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind”. ...David Joseph Swartz

 

 

“ I am a big believer in the “mirror test”. All that matters is if you can look yourself in the mirror and honestly tell the person you see there, that you’ve done your very best” .....John McCay

 

 

"For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something"....
Steve Jobs

 

 

"Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it".....Ernest Holmes

 

 

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it"....Edith Wharton

 

 

"Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations".....Earl Nightingale

 

 

"Cuba is like going to a whole other planet. It's so different but it's so similar to the United States, to Miami. It's like a doppelgaenger. It's the mirror image. And I have no doubt, that once Cuba becomes democratic, that it will be the favorite tourist destination for Americans"....Henry Louis Gates

 

 

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  • Healthy Eating Tips

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  • More ideas for meals and snacks

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  • Speeding and Training Toward a Bright Future

  • Are CARBS the ENEMY

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