It's that simple, listen to your body!
Listen to your body
If there was one thing that I could beat over the heads of my students and of you guys... not literally... but figuratively speaking, it would be to listen to your body. Listen to your body. It's that simple.
Did you come to a class and maybe you turned away and it was like, oh, the hurts.
Don't do it.
Do something else.
If you can't figure out maybe an alternative... talk to the instructor, that's what they're there for. That's what you're paying for. Talk to them, let them help you and come up with alternatives. But we all know the difference between a workout hurt, like, oh, that hurts, but feels so good. And oh, that really hurts. I think I need to stop.
You know what you should do. Stop!
Just because everybody else is doing it doesn't mean that you need to do it too. Your body is your body. Your body is not their body. Only you know how you feel. Only, you know if it is painful in a bad way.
So listen to your body.
It's that simple.
Don't try to do what the person next to you is doing, or maybe even what the instructor's doing.
Believe it or not, there's times that even as instructor, we have to listen to our body and we don't do that move. Or maybe we don't do that move for the whole entire class because we can't demonstrate it that day.
Every day is different. Just because you could go into a side plank nice and smooth yesterday doesn't mean that you can today. And you know why, and you know what you need to do... Because every day is different and you need to listen to your body.
Did I get my point across today?
I really want you to listen to your body, stay in tune with your body and do what your body is telling you.
I mean, your head might be telling you no, don't continue on with those crunches, but that's different than this hurts. I shouldn't be doing that.
Sometimes we do have to get out of our head and we do have to push it a little bit, but we don't push it to a pain where we're not going to be able to move for the next two weeks.
Because if you can't move for the next two weeks, that means you can't do class for two weeks. And all that progress that you've made is gone. For what? Just because you didn't listen to your body.
All right guys, that's all I have for today. I will be talking to you soon. And remember, listen to your body.