Say 'goodbye' to spending hours at the gym!
Sometimes the removal is the addition that you need to meet and acquire your goals. We live in a society that is cluttered with constant stimulants or items that are labeled as the ‘the next big thing’ in which we all fall into that rabbit hole of consumption and wants. Which then creates further separation from our foundational makeup. How many times have you heard a coach tell a player to focus on the fundamentals? They are saying this because it is the fundamentals that are the building blocks for success in that sport’s skill. Without the fundamentals your skill level will decline. Same concept goes to your own body and how it moves. Many workout regimens and programs ignore our fundamentals and just build on what that trainer wants you do to, or what you think you want to do because obviously ever since the invention of YouTube, we all are apparently experts at everything.
To help exemplify the importance of understanding your fundamentals, I am going to relate to nearly a whopping 70% of Americans: so let’s talk about Smartphones! You walk into that hip modern Apple Store and get yourself the iPhone! For many what seems to be just days or maybe minutes, your 32 gig. iPhone is at its full capacity due to the eighty-five Apps that you apparently “need” to get through the day. I am pretty sure having two Weather apps, an additional GPS app, three different Instant messaging apps, and five gaming apps are highly unnecessary, but majority of us want to possess such items. Why? Because we yearn to have “trendy” items. Don’t worry, I am a victim to such. In fact, I just looked at my phone and I have six apps for instant messaging! Confession: within each app, I am talking to the same five people. #Unnecessary. #Ridiculous.
If we think about it, 32 gigabytes is actually a lot of space, but if we fill that space with junk or non-sensible items then we reach limitations faster and therefore perceive inferiority with our device since the phone can no longer work sufficiently due to slower speeds. So what we do next? We go out and spend more money on the larger capacity iPhone….yup! And you guessed it….just so we can do the same exact thing to that phone and reach its limitations once again.
Let’s look at this analogy from a different perspective: if that 32 gig phone is the only phone available some will understand that necessity and have the desire for longevity and durability for their device. Therefore, apps will be downloaded just out of necessity and functionality. Let’s mirror this example to our own selves: we are only given one body in which each person has their own level of capacity. Strictly focusing on just our health and fitness approaches, majority of Americans want to add and do the “latest and greatest” exercises or programs out there, which will only clutter and create inefficiency in long-term fitness and health acquisition. This is why America is still the most obese country despite all the resources we are exposed to regarding health and fitness. We are so riddled and overwhelmed with information and ideas that are not necessarily accurate and or appropriate for your needs, but yet many buy into the trend or statement hoping it will be their “answer”. We all know there isn’t a one-size-fits all program for weight loss or improving body composition. However, by addressing and acknowledge your own movement makeup and profile, that program will be your answer. By addressing and focusing strictly on our foundation and fundamentals of movement when exercising, you will begin to notice an improvement in your health and fitness. Fundamental and functional training eliminates the “clutter” and removes any faulty approaches to training your body. Appropriate providers will help find and identify your movement dysfunctions, then will proceed to eliminate the external factors that have hindered your fitness progress, then rebuild and re-introduce the more appropriate exercises for your own needs. Therefore, by keeping your training philosophy more simplistic will lead to greater success not just in the short term but also in the long term!
Want to learn more, please visit SportsFXN.com to get advice and experience a training program that will address your own specific physical needs and capacities so you can reach your optimal level of health and fitness!
Dr. Stephanie Smith is a licensed sports chiropractic physician in the greater area of Atlanta. Originally from New York, Dr. Smith, found her love for sports while extensively participating in many activities, to find herself earning an athletic scholarship to Penn State where she participated with the Women's PSU soccer team. That, then took her further to play professionally in Vancouver, Canada in which there she became highly interested in improvement in sports performance and athletic durability. Her desire to continue playing at a high level earned her the opportunity to attend Life University in Marietta, GA where she earned her Doctorate degree in Chiropractic and also her Master's degree in sports medicine. Her drive and continued determination to help those seeking improved physical and health goals is her motivation behind creating this website and program called SportsFXN!