D-Peter Health & Fitness Clinic in Dublin focuses this month on the T-Rex Syndrome: the obsession with exercising only the legs!
T- REX SYNDROME – The Obsession with exercising Only the Legs!!!
Yes, exercising those legs are important, but making sure your stomach, hips and lower and upper back are strong will be paramount for your Camino.
As you walk, jog, climb stairs, the weight of your upper body is transferred into the hips and lower back, and in turn into the knees and ankles. The hips and lower back are the focal points for distributing weight throughout the lower body.
If these areas are weak, simple activities such as walking, jogging, climbing stairs will place continuous stress on the body and could result in injury if left unaddressed.
NOTE: It is very common to have weak stomach, hips and lower, risk factors include:
– Prolonged sitting (desk based job, driving)
– Lack of exercise
– Poor postures (sitting, standing, performing repetitive movements)
– Get assessed – What are the areas that need to be strengthened? Find out what fitness program will be best suited to you. Core Strength training
– Upper body exercise: Your Camino will consist of long walks. You will have your back pack and your walking poles so making sure you have good upper body strength will go a very long way
Be prepared, enjoy your Camino!
Exercises will be made available on the D-pete Health & Fitness Clinic Website