Prehabilitation is an upcoming field in interdisciplinary medicine. The Wikipedia definition reads as follows: Preoperative rehabilitation, or prehab, is a form of multidisciplinary healthcare interventions which aim to dampen the side effects of medical or surgical intervention. We go beyond this definition and show in this comprehensive guide to strength training based prehab that we need to optimize range of motion, flexibility, strength, and balance in order to deliver effective prehab. Let's dive in and see what our 6 Minute Workout can do for your specific need.
I want to look like a swimmer, so I will go swimming. I want to look like Christiano Ronaldo, so I go and play soccer. I want to look like a runway model, so I walk the runway. The last one makes no sense, right? So why should the other two examples be any different? Humans love these straight forward heuristics. That's because our brain loves simple cause and effect relationships that don´t require thinking hard and in turn, don´t burn a lot of energy. Kahneman & Tversky received the Nobel Prize for that observation. Learn here why we suffer these cognitive biases when we think about fitness as well and how our genes determine our results from strength training.
When I answer the question "What sport do you play?" with a confident "I play golf," I get a cheeky smile and a comment, "That's not a sport." Meanwhile, golf is one of the most complex sports and High Intensity Training is key to improve your game in three specific ways. So, no matter how young or old, amateur or elite golf player you are, do strength training to enjoy improved posture, swing and endurance on and off the golf course.
The strength lies in the legs. All athletes such as polo players, skiers, cyclists or runners benefit from strength training of the legs to increase athletic performance and endurance. The legs and buttocks are our most important muscle group in everyday life too. In addition, the increased performance of the leg muscles correlates with an improved testosterone balance, higher insulin sensitivity and accelerated recovery. So, how to train legs?