True or nah??
There is no such thing as good or bad form, or posture. There is no right or wrong “exercise”. What does “functional exercise” even mean, and what is this “core” thing everyone keeps talking about whilst planking or crunching?! My newsfeed is blowing up with these so-called “fitness coaches” and “rehab experts” putting all type of crap out there. For 1 of 2 reasons, maybe both
1. Pure ignorance
2. Trying to grow their following by giving people what they think they want
The only bad posture is the posture we spend too much time in (shout-out Andreo Spina). Life is not perfect posture, and neither is sports
As human beings, our movement capacity should be vast. If we only stay in a small handfuls of postures we aren’t fulfilling our movement potential, and we’re creating more dysfunctions and weaknesses because of it. Your body will devolve rapidly
If you always hammer down the same posture, even if it’s “good posture”, you’re only creating strength and neurological control in that specific posture. So when your body slips out of that particular shape, weakness and injury is the outcome - and that’s not a good sign
There is no such thing as a functional exercise, just functional (or non-functional) joints that can fulfill movement potential. If your joints can’t successfully control a range of motion that is necessary in your daily life, you should probably make that a priority for your training practice
So in conclusion, is it that you need to practice good form (and never lose it, ever)...or, practice multiple forms.
How do we practice in those ways? Well, it’s going to take a philosophical change first and foremost. Understanding our biology and neurology is important
If you do not know how to train in such ways, find those who do.