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To get the most out of your workout it is important that the correct muscles are activated when you are performing an exercise.
Let’s say that you are wanting to do a booty workout you want your booty to be sore the next day.
However if there is muscle imbalances due to poor posture caused by lifestyle habits or incorrect movement patterns it can be hard to get those correct muscles fired up.
The body is very clever and will do what it needs to do to ensure that it can perform a movement even if that means making surrounding muscles chip in because the main (targeted) muscle is to weak to perform the movement on it’s own, when it technically should. Think back to a time when you were performing an exercise and couldn’t feel it where it should be working instead you felt it somewhere else.
Activation exercises are all about giving you more bang for your workout, they turn on the right muscles so that they fire optimally when you do your training session.
This is why it is important to include a couple of activation exercises in your warm up prior to starting your training session to ensure that you will get the most from your workout in order for you to get the results you desire.
The great thing about activation exercises is they don’t take much time and are simple to do.
A couple of tips:
- Per activation exercise you only need to do 1-2 sets of 12-15 reps
- Use a slow tempo and squeeze at the top
- Focus on muscle-mind connection. Really think about what muscle that you are trying to activate.
- Resistance bands are a great way to take your activation exercises to the next level.
Remember these exercises are for waking up the muscles, they aren’t meant to be taxing!!!