Personal Training Leeds

In addition to being a level 4 Sports Massage Therapist Ant is also a highly qualified personal trainer. Most people have aches and pains, postural imbalances or muscle weakness due to an injury. Most of these things can be fixed with proper instruction, a proper training program and learning to activate and lengthen certain muscles.

Could a Personal Trainer help me with my aches & Pains?

Putting it simply yes!  If the trainer has good knowledge of anatomy and how muscles actually work they will be able to either train you properly with correct exercise technique or provide you with a specific program to help fix your aches or injury.

Say for example you sit down all day at work, your hips may become short and tight and your glute muscles under-active, upon then training exercises such as squats and deadlifts you may feel that your lower back is doing all the work due to the reasons mentioned above, this would be something an experienced personal trainer could fix.

So how could I help you?

I could help you fix any postural issues, aches and pains and even help strengthen your muscles pre & post operation.  We would do this with correct exercise technique, selection & programming, releasing and inhibiting tight muscles and we would work on strengthening muscles that are under-active.  This will help adjust your posture to a more neutral position which in turn will alleviate aches and pains.

I have a number of personal trainers I highly recommend from many years in the industry myself.  Upon completing a Full consultation, postural assessment and treatment in which we could identify any areas of issues and concern, I would pass your details on to one of my recommended trainers.  We would then create a specific gym programme to help fix any issues, this could be anything from strengthening a muscles to releasing certain muscles.

A specific example

Here is an example of how exercise can cause muscle issues and imbalances.

Every guy loves to train arms and especially biceps, triceps on the other hand as you can’t see them in the mirror definitely get neglected a little bit more. Biceps flex the elbow and your triceps extend the elbow joint.

If someone trained biceps everyday for 1 hour overtime the biceps would get very strong, but also due to being worked so much they would also become short and tight.  The triceps on the other hand due to being underworked would be come lengthened and weak.

What you would find happen is when you try and extend you elbow or fully straighten your arms you would feel pain in the triceps due to the biceps being so tight and now allow the triceps to shorten (extend the elbow).  You would also more than likely suffer from some form on elbow tendonitis due to inflamed tendons at the elbow.

How would we fix this?  We would design a specific program to help stretch your biceps and elbow flexors and incorporate exercises to help activate and strengthen your triceps.

In terms of a dysfunction this one is quite easy to fix but, upper and lower back pain and issues with the hips involve many muscles and can be much trickier and take much longer to fix.

Online Personal Training

I also offer online Personal training which would be with myself, we would factor in any muscular issues you have in addition to your actual goal whether it be muscle gain or weight loss.  This is a bespoke service therefore please contact me directly to discuss.  In addition to this I can provide you with an Online plan that you would simply follow yourself.

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When you come for a massage at Circle8 we don’t just treat your issue and send you away, we find out exactly which movements and muscles are causing it, explain to you what’s actually happening, give you exercises in the gym and at home that you can do to help alleviate and eventually get rid of your issue.