If you’re going to the gym regularly, but still not getting the results you want, poor form could be to blame. According to a poll of nearly 1,000 fitness professionals, there are several common blunders that top the charts. So if you want to get sculpted – not sore –it’s time to fix that form.
I was always told get your shins as close as possible to the bar, that will help you get your hips back.
it's tough to try and get an exactly straight back in the plank without a mirror or someone telling you what to do, that's the problem. Good to have some video links showing us proper form, thanks.
It took a few months of bicep curls before I was told not to swing the weights, but to lift them steadily. I noticed the difference immediately and can't do as many now!
Deadlifting with bad form can be painful - as proved by my torn back muscle and being in bed for 3 days solid. Hips raising too fast means you're lifting with your back on the initial phase - needs to be legs.
hands clasped together when doing the plank? Guilty as charged! I didn't know that wasn't the way to do it. It feels more secure somehow. What is the reason you shouldn't do hands clasped?
Also, if you do it right you're less likely to pick up an injury
I was always being told that my running technique was "inefficient". When I finally got it in my head to stop trying to just run fast, and instead focus on my posture and technique, I found that I covered more distance with far less effort. Technique really is so important.
oh yes, the incorrect stomach crunch - I learnt that one the hard way. So easy to get wrong - but simple when you know how.
When I was in the gym last week there were two new ladies, and both did the lat pulldown by pulling behind the neck. The instructor soon put them right but it made me think it's probably a common error.