Strength training tends to focus on major muscle groups. In doing so, weak areas in the body develop; mainly the joints.
The major muscle groups, or muscles that are typically seen when developed, are usually trained using relatively heavier loads. The effect is that you end up targetting the larger muscle fibers that give you the noticeable size difference.
So, what’s the problem? Well, when sustaining postures and keeping your body stable, the larger muscles are not the main groups working but the smaller muscles and muscle fibers.
What to do now? The simple answer would be to perform exercises that have a balancing aspect to the movement. A more detailed approach involves targetting the smaller muscles surrounding each joint in the body.
Keep this in mind as we’ll be blogging another post to go into the specifics.