In the world of COVID-19 where many people are doing workouts from home you may not have an instructor cueing you to modify. And even if you do as in the case of a virtual workout, having exercise modifications that you can always go to and learn for you body is helpful. I often say one way to tell if someone is ready to move to advanced exercises is not just about strength, but about whether they know their body well enough to know when to modify and they are familiar enough with the moves that they can modify without being told.
Basic Tips for Exercise Modifications
Here are some general rules you can follow to modify a move:
- If your back or hips hurt with legs in the air try 1 or both feet on the floor (bent)
- If your neck hurts when doing abs, put your head down on the floor. It doesn’t always make the move easier. Often it makes it different hard. You can always come back up, but working through strain is not how you make gains. Check […]