Weekly Strength Workouts -How did it start? - Balanced Movement Studio

Weekly Strength Workouts -How did it start?

Brian Beatty, PT, CFP

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History: Blame it on Uwharrie. Year after year, in late fall / year end, the coffee talk & trail chatter would recurrently include, “man I really need to get some leg & core strength to handle the ascents & descents of Uwharrie this year without it beating up my body”. In 2011 as I considered the 20 miler in Feb., Elizabeth put the lock down on me, “quit talking about it and get disciplined about doing your core & strength work. It can’t be just you randomly doing exercises you like, you have to do something well designed”. “Okay”, I mumbled, “if you design it and we invite some other Trailheads so I stay disciplined to do it, I will schedule it and commit to it”. So it came to be, Monday night Trailhead (& other cycling buddies or naive quests) workout; Zoo hour; cat herding goat rodeo.

ET designs the workout, it changes every week, there is an overall strategy while still varying to meet the needs & requests of who shows up, what events are upcoming, what hard efforts just happened, etc. Her ability to craft all of this into a different workout every week is amazing. Why change every week? Oh yeah, I hear the words, “You want to overcome the strains of doing repetitive activities by doing repetitive workouts???” Eye rolls accompany these words, heads hang & nod in acknowledgement. We dive into the exercise set, strength improves, performance improves, aches & pains go away… wow, this stuff really works.

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Nicholas Woronoff
Nicholas Woronoff

5 out of 5 stars

posted 9 months ago

Brian and Andy helped me overcome a herniated disc that had me in pain 24/7. Within a few visits I was back to working out at full capacity without pain. Brian also helped me improve my run stride and movement of my posterior chain in the process. I'm stronger, faster, and healthier now having worked with them than I was before the injury.