Want to reap the full benefits of your workout? Make sure to protect your joint structures.

by | March 31, 2023 | From Our Newsletter, Information & Advice

Tim McGonigle holds a spine model.

To gain the full benefits of exercise, you must train on a sustained basis. In order to keep training regularly, it is of the utmost importance to train in a way that protects your joint structures. This is especially true for those of you who exercise as a way to manage or prevent joint pathology. 

Training to prevent or manage joint pathology requires the neuromotor control to mitigate end-range forces from accumulating on the joint structures. To accomplish this, our training approach involves maintaining joint structures in their mid-range. 

With a mid-range approach, we can train people’s neuromotor and cardiovascular systems, and mental toughness long enough for benefits to occur while mitigating joint stresses and reducing symptoms. When consistently protecting their joints, people are able to continue reaping these benefits throughout all stages of the life cycle.   

In the Back Class videos, Tim explains these concepts in depth and gives examples of how to protect the low back structures during training. The same principles can be applied to any joint structures.

For a deep dive into how to protect your back and other joint structures, you can watch Tim’s back classes here:  

You can find more of our educational videos HERE.

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