“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.”
Our bodies are complicated machines with lots of moving parts. Often, when we train, we end up overemphasizing the parts of us that are already strong, and ignore the parts that might need a bit of help. It’s understandable. No one wants to feel weak!
But the fact of the matter is if we don’t focus on those weaker muscles, we may end up with imbalances and injuries (which I assure you is much worse than feeling weak!).
So where do we start? Well, we have to begin by finding our muscle imbalances. Imbalances are not to be feared--we all have them! Embrace them as opportunities to improve and challenge yourself.
I suggest booking a session with a qualified fitness practitioner to test your movement patterns, assess your body, and identify those weak links.
Once we’ve found the issues, we can address them! The next step is to incorporate corrective strengthening exercises into our workouts. Again, qualified fitness professionals should be able to help you find the best exercises to target and address those muscles.
Starting your workouts with those exercises, consistently putting maximal energy and focus into your weak links, will help you rebalance your body. You’ll soon find that strengthening those weak links will greatly improve your overall strength!