Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Train Right!

Form is the cornerstone of exercising. How many times do you hear me say that in class or during a personal training session? Form is key.

Proper form is the foundation of bodybuilding and strength training. The three basic reasons for bad form: lack of knowledge; the weights are too heavy;  or an injury or a person is sick and tries to work out anyways. A weight-lifting injury doesn't have to occur suddenly. Soft-tissue injuries can build up over time, when wrong form is repeatedly executed. Bad form includes carelessly letting weights drop to the floor after a set. And swinging weights aimlessly, instead of finding the stops at the beginning and end of an exercise.

The harder you work, the luckier you get. ~Gary Player

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