How often do you include accessory work in your training plan?
When I’m short on time or training consistently, I will always prioritise accessory work especially unilateral exercises (e.g single arm or leg).
Accessory work helps to strengthen and stabilise the smaller/under-utilised muscles that are required to assist key movements both in the gym and out of it.
Unilateral work is ideal for reducing risk of injury from overuse, muscular imbalances and poor movement patterns as well as helping to build solid core stability.
The most important element of both accessory work and unilateral exercises is to control the movement and be aware of which muscles are being activated.
You don’t always need a lot (if any) weight to feel the effects.