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WEEKLY WORKOUT: Corrective Exercise

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You`ve heard the saying “no pain, no gain.” It`s being put into action at a local facility, but not in the way you might think.

Doug Corson has taken us through a workout on the power plate before. He and his wife own Madestrong in West Des Moines where the focus here is “corrective exercise.”

“We`re about peeling back the layers, finding out what`s wrong with you, finding muscle imbalances and strengthening those areas,” explains Megan Corson. “We then progress from there.”

So before we hit the plates, we start out on the floor with personal trainer Robert Burclaw.

What Robert calls “functional” we call “painful.”

“How corrective exercise works is you go after the knots. They`re called trigger points. You get trigger points from overuse or underuse,” Burclaw says.

Those minutes spent grimacing and groaning can make a difference. The pain, equals gains.

There's an open house at Madestrong one week from Saturday on May 17th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 230 South 68th Street Suite 1102 in West Des Moines.