I used to go for a run every single day.
I would sometimes run 10 to 15 miles, and I started having lots of trouble with my feet, knees and ankles.
I eventually realized that too much of any style of workout is a problem. I needed to spice things up and incorporate different forms of exercise into my week to week routine. While I still like to go for a long run, I’ve decided that once a month is good. I now make an effort to target all of my muscles and joints in the body. I’ve seen the pros of combining cardio workouts with stretches, static holds and strength training. I pay more attention to the importance of a good and thorough warmup, making sure to devote extra time to my neck, wrists and feet. I’ve significantly increased my flexibility plus improved my balance. I hold actually hard body positions for somewhere between one plus 5 minutes. I’ve found that plank position, headstands and standing with one leg extended parallel to the ground have been so great for core strength. Just lately, I’ve started investing in some device that has been especially beneficial. I purchased a foam roller that helps massage the muscles, cuts back on soreness and recovery time. I’ve watched a series of training videos produced by professional MMA fighters that introduced me to some truly neat stretching exercises, movements plus shadow boxing drills. By continually changing up my routine, I not only use my whole body but I also stay motivated.