When it comes to working out, getting to the gym is half the battle. The other half is actually exercising, and doing it correctly. We’ve all seen those people in the gym cranking out a bunch of reps, but their form is all wrong! While I give anyone credit for just making an attempt to be more active and get in shape, working out without proper form is a great way to waste time and potentially hurt yourself.
The risk here isn’t just looking foolish in front of a bunch of muscle heads, either. Performing an exercise improperly can put added stress on joints and lead to pain or injury. It can also prevent you from seeing the results of all your hours in the gym.
When you’re just starting out, you shouldn’t expect to know how to do every move perfectly. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you’re new to the gym, it is a good idea to seek out a trainer or fitness attendant who can guide you through proper form. If you aren’t comfortable doing that, look up the exercises online and watch video demonstrations. Once you’ve developed an understanding of basic movement patterns, you can move on to more advanced exercises with less risk of hurting yourself.
Surprisingly, some of the most basic exercises are completed incorrectly most often. Here are five fundamental moves I frequently see done wrong, and how to fix them.
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