Sleeping on your stomach
Problem: Sleeping on your stomach can cause stretching and compression in the lumbar spine and weaken the neck muscles. If you thought that sleeping on your stomach is not so dangerous, try this: turn your head to one side and keep it that way for a couple of hours. Feeling good? That's exactly what you do at 8 o'clock at night.
When you do this every night for years, a serious problem for nerves and joints is slowly created. Namely, there is damage to the spine, which later leads to various health problems. This habit leads to a reduction in range of motion and irritation of the nerve roots. All of these things will compromise the quality of your workouts, from squats to deadlifts.
Solution: Your bed and your pillow should keep your body in a natural position. If you are someone who sleeps on your stomach, try training so you can force yourself to sleep on your side or on your back. It is not easy at all, but considering the fact that you spend 1/3 of your life in this position, this is very important, your body will be grateful to you. Also, make sure that you use a good mattress to keep your spine healthy.
Problem : The neck is one of the most sensitive parts of the body and the most important as well. It is unbelievable that in addition to these listed facts, there are people who "fix the neck" themselves. The problem is not the sound that is created, but the thrust that grips the spine.
"Whenever you have the opportunity to include training in your daily activities, do so and your body will be grateful."
People who do this several times a day, cause ligaments to stretch that become weaker and more labile over time. This instability not only affects the mechanisms of the cervical spine but also results in injury during exercise.
Solution : Massage therapy can be done to reduce muscle dysfunction. For the therapy to be successful, the neck cracking must be stopped. There will simply be no improvement if you do not stop doing the things that are causing the problem. Massages help the body to improve the situation in a natural way that is best for you.
Problem : Gritting teeth can lead to jaw damage and of course tooth damage. Many people who have jaw problems also have neck and shoulder problems. This is because the nerves pass through the jaw. This can lead to chronic neck and shoulder problems, reducing your progress in the gym.
"What we don't understand is that seemingly harmless daily activities can damage our body."
Solution: Instructions from your dentist can really help you solve this problem. Yoga, breathing exercises and meditation also help to prevent this tension.
Problem : Our bodies are not designed to sit all day. Our anatomy tells us to be in constant motion but still 90% of people spend most of their time sitting. When you sit all day your leg muscles become weaker, shorter and less flexible especially the back muscles which push your pelvis forward while the spinal muscles become weaker.
This is for the lower body only. Frequent sitting usually pushes your lava forward so there are frequent headaches, remember your body gets used to what you do the most.
Solution : A simple change in your outlook on healthy living can bring a lot of good. Instead of thinking that training is 45 minutes of work in the gym, think that leading a healthy lifestyle is being active throughout the day.Whenever you have the opportunity to train or do any physical activity, take the opportunity
Picking things up the wrong way
Problem : If you have poor motor skills when lifting things then there will definitely be an injury sometime! Because this will be reflected in the gym, especially in squats and deadlifts. This also means that these errors will be present when running, jumping, etc. It is very important to improve your motor skills. Learning how to do simple movements on a daily basis can also improve your quality of life.
"Squatting, getting up from the couch and lifting something are actually the same movement"
Solution : Poor motor skills can be eradicated by learning the rules of the way, certain movements. Once you learn to squat properly, and of course use what you learn in your daily activities, you will feel a big difference .