One of the key things when looking to get the most out of your time in the gym is taking ownership of your training. A good program is a great start but a good program performed poorly will do you more harm than good in the long run.
Over the years I've analysed hundreds, if not thousands, of people's squats and it's fair to say that I think most people are probably squatting theirselves into pain. A combination of poor technique, poor understanding of what good technique should be and poor coaching often leads to excessive loading of the joints, such as the knees and the low back.
To the untrained eye a prowler looks relatively innocent sat there at the end of the track waiting to be pushed but innocent it is not. In my opinion its one of the most powerful pieces of equipment any gym can own and one of your best weapons in helping to make people both move better and stronger.
The idea of a perfect squat conjures up emotions like the smell of freshly cut grass, the taste of freshly baked warm bread or that feeling you felt when you first heard the soft, soul- melting tones of a young Michael Bolton...no? just me then.
Having dislocated my shoulder more than once I know a thing or two about shoulder pain and how it can affect your training or even bring it to a grinding halt. These injuries have been a great learning curve in keeping shoulders healthy so I have put together 5 simple tips that will help keep your shoulders pain free and keep you training.