See, in a ‘former life’, I was a pro football player. I lived in a state of chronic pain. And when my career was over, the wear and tear my football days left on my body unfortunately still lingered.
I knew how to train like an athlete – but I didn’t know how to work out like an ‘average Joe’. And I sure as heck didn’t know how to train to prevent and decrease my chronic pain.
Learning about exercise science, how the body works, and the intricate interplay between muscle balance, core strength, and proper movement was a gradual and rather long process for me. I got a specialty training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (my Corrective Exercise Specialist certification) and that really opened my eyes.