Thursday, December 26, 2013
Tip of the Day: Form matters
Ok, I keep stressing in my class form matters no matter what. I don't care how heavy you can lift, I don't care how many reps you can go with all the flaying arms and rocking motion and half of whatever your doing, not to mention all the time you spend between sets just setting up and doing nothing . What I do care about is that what you're doing you may hurt yourself. FORM MATTERS, if you can't do something right drop the poundage and reps. Learn to do it right first. If you're not sure ask a trainer. Don't ask another person in the gym, unless they're a trainer. If not you're just passing on BAD HABITS, and BAD HABITS LEADS TO BAD FORM. It's all about getting the right info. I see people everyday come in, bring in a buddy, and train them the wrong way, rocking, swaying, half lifts, bad form, and the list goes on. Seriously getting a trainer to teach you the right way is worth it. Keeping from getting injured is the goal here. Form always matters, even in group exercise classes. If you're not sure how to do something, talk to the instructor after class and ask for a demo up close so you can really understand the exercise or the move. This will save you from future medical issues, that can simply be avoided. WE all lose form sometimes, it is in the self correction that we keep from hurting ourselves. It's just about knowing what to do and how to do it.