As strong and fit as we think we are, things can and do go wrong with even the fittest of us. Everyday living together with the activities and sports we enjoy all take a toll on the body.
Prevention as they say is better than cure – in the field of exercise future proofing our bodies (aka “prehab”) may allow us to avoid the pain, cost and uncertainty of fixing things (aka “rehab”) after they go wrong.
Research with top athletes has shown that a mixture of balance, cross body and functional exercises are the best forms of prehab. Moreover prehab needn’t be difficult, require a lot of time or expense.
Click here for a short prehab programme – based on a more extensive programmes used in professional sport.
Try to practice all the exercises on the sheet for 10 repetitions x 2 sets, 3 to 4 times per week. Where weights are needed keep these low (5kg or less) and practice on a non-slip surface.
As always if you have a medical condition, always seek advice.