I’m no doctor, nor, as I often joke at my workshops, do I play one on TV.
However, that being said,
I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night have studied anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics for the better part of the last 2 decades, and based on 20+ years of experience here in the trenches –
I can tell you that many times, if you’re [insert whatever body part is bothering you here] is aching or hurting or however you want to describe it, then it’s probably in your best interest to go get yourself checked out by a doc –
Preferably one who’s skilled in some kind of orthopedic assessment – like an Osteopath or Orthopedic Surgeon or Physiatrist.
Get yourself cleared – making sure there’s nothing you need surgery for/on and that you won’t make worse through your KB workouts.
Then, have an honest to goodness heart-to-heart with yourself.
The reason you’re not making progress is because your ______ still freakin’ hurts when you try to do [whatever exercise you’re trying to do] and you need to “fix” your ______.
Because all that pain and discomfort is jacking up your cortisol levels.
Not to mention altering your breathing mechanics, which, by the way, alters the way the rest of your body moves.
(Seriously, did you know you can have a hip issue because you chronically hold your breath when you’re stressed? Ask me how I know… ;-] )
And that elevated cortisol level and those altered body mechanics are making you fat and weak.
I’m not trying to scare you.
I’ve LIVED it.
That elevated cortisol literally chews up your lean muscle tissue and spits it out in the form of energy.
It also messes with your insulin levels – causing your pancreas to over-secrete insulin –
Which in turn, through a series of processes, increases your body fat.
Oh, and those altered movement mechanics?
They restrict your range of motion, limiting the amount of work you can do, and therefore the number of calories you burn.
Like I said –
Fat and weak.
I lived there from about 2005 until 2012.
7 years of “bad luck” you might say.
You don’t have to.
(Unless of course you like that sort of thing. Then might I suggest also beating your head against a wall?)
I’ve outlined a plan you can use to get yourself out of this rut.
Sure, it requires some commitment on your part, but then, what successful endeavor doesn’t?