How many pillows do you have on your bed?

Here’s a question you probably haven’t heard from your trainer – and it might be one of the many reasons your workout plan doesn’t deliver what you need.

How many pillows do you have on your bed?

No, this isn’t a joke. It’s part of an assessment created by world-renowned fitness coach Dan John.

“If the answer is more than one, you’re a mobility client,” says John. In other words, unless you improve how you move, then you’re doomed to have limited results or multiple injuries, as well as unnecessary aches and pains.

“You might think those extra pillows are just for looks, but if you wake up sore or your hips and back hurt when you don’t sleep with a pillow between your thighs, mobility is another big need.”

Welcome to the world of personalization, where a workout plan isn’t just a series of good exercises – it’s a prescription for your body based on your needs. Before anyone should hands you a workout plan (or you select one online), you need to understand what your body needs.

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Original Article: The Get Fit Workout Plan: Avoiding Missteps, Mistakes, and Past Frustrations
By: Kristen Dold
From: tonic.vice.com

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