YOUR BODY SHIFTS TO ONE SIDE

THE PROB­LEM

Women's Health (UK) - - BEST BODY -

You put more weight on one side as you set­tle into your squat, so your body looks a bit off-bal­ance. Use a mir­ror or video your­self do­ing the move to gauge any off-side lean­ing.

THE CAUSE

You’ve prob­a­bly suf­fered an in­jury on the side you lean away from. If it’s re­cent, you’ll feel some dis­com­fort, but if it was in the past, you’ve likely de­vel­oped a mus­cu­lar im­bal­ance. If you don’t fix it, your bet­ter side will just keep get­ting stronger un­til it can no longer over­com­pen­sate, which could re­sult in fur­ther in­jury.

THE FIX

See a phys­io­ther­a­pist to fig­ure out what’s caus­ing you to favour one side. When you have your di­ag­no­sis, the physio can rec­om­mend moves to rem­edy it.

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