4 Functional Movements to Decrease the Likelihood of Injury

4 Functional Movements to Decrease the Likelihood of Injury

Decrease Your Likelihood of Injury

Functional movement is all about helping you improve your level of capability with minimal risk of injury. At ZIM FIT, we want to help you reach that potential with minimum injury. That's why we're sharing these four critical functional movements with you—you've got to keep your strengths alive if you want to keep moving. Add these kinds of exercises into your workout routine and they could potentially keep injury at arm's length, which means you're free to perform at your best.

Upper Body Movements

  1. Turkish Get-Up
    Description: Movements from lying on the floor in a supine position to standing and pressing and stabilizing a weight overhead.
    Benefits: Spans the shoulder to develop stability; hits the core and general body coordination.
  1. Pull-Up
    Description: Chins over the bar with the hands facing one another.
    Benefits: Developing upper body strength, scapular stability, and reducing the risk for shoulder injuries.

Lower Body Exercises

  1. Goblet Squat
    Description: Hold the weight close to your chest and perform a squat.
    Benefits: Strengthen the lower body, improves proper squat form, hip mobility, reducing knee and back injuries.
  1. Single Leg Deadlift
    Description: Stand on one leg, and while hinging at the hip, extend one leg behind you and lower the weight toward the ground.
    Benefits: Improves balance, shapes the backside of the body, and increases hip stability; reduces potential for acute lower back and knee injury.

Final words...

By incorporating these functional movements into your training, you will increase strength, stability, and mobility over time while reducing the risk of injury. ZIM FIT is about helping you stay committed and active all while staying healthy. Push your limits and aim for excellence!

Videos to each movement

Goblet squat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gpXflqRiEc

Pull-up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB_7En-zf_M

Single Leg Deadlift: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnicPfTq2Hs

Turkish get-up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgd8n917Zv0

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