• Plamen Slavov

"I am now able to do a push up off the floor, It's not just my grandchildren that can do them now"

Meet Shirley, everyone, shared her story a while back but not sure everyone got to see that. ⁠ ⁠ This is what Shirley had to say. ⁠ ⁠ "I came to Plamen because my muscle strength was very poor due to a shoulder injury causing a major strength imbalance between my left and right arm. ⁠ ⁠ Plamen is an excellent trainer he listens to problems and issues and develops fitness programs around them. ⁠ ⁠ He's helped me overcome numerous obstacles along the way even small digestion problems I was having. My biggest accomplishment with working with him has been that I am now able to do a push up off the floor which has been a goal of mine because of my grandchildren. ⁠ ⁠ My attitude towards the gym has also massively improved now not only being a chore but a positive habit twice a week." ⁠ ⁠ Shirley came to wanting to improve and work on her an old shoulder injury she picked up from carrying her heavy bag on her same side for years. ⁠ ⁠ We have improved her mobility and strength around the shoulder throughout a lot of dumbbell work in order to allow us to have both sides work evenly for the pressing movements. ⁠ ⁠ If you have gotten to the end and are wondering what push-ups have anything do with Shirley's goal, it was inspired by the idea of her grandchildren and how they made it look pretty easy, yet it was still a real struggle for Shirley. ⁠ ⁠ The easiest way we worked on push progression is by starting to do them by having our feet on the floor and hands on a raised surface (making them easier) and as we got stronger we lowered the distance to the floor.⁠

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