The worrying thing is that this is happening all over the world in gyms. You may be thinking ‘Hey leave these people alone its not their fault’ but it is to some extent.
I admire people for taking part in a regular exercise routine. It makes you feel good and you feel you are doing something beneficial. Yes you may be noticing some improvements however your results could be 10 x more if you make sure you are completing each exercise in the correct way.
The correct technique is also crucial to reducing any risk of injury. If you are injured then you will have to stop exercising and that can be damaging to your exercise routine as it will have to be put on hold.
There are a few key points when it comes to making sure your technique is correct
- Complete the exercise with the full range of movement
- Complete the exercise at a controlled speed
- Ensure you are in the correct position
There are a variety of ways you can make sure you are completing the exercises in the correct way.
You can find anything on youtube and it is a great way to find tutorial videos for each individual exercise. By simply typing in ‘how to do a squat’ you can find a variety of professionals explaining the correct teaching points. You can also clearly see how to do the exercise as you can watch the person doing a squat whilst explaining it.
The bonus of youtube videos are that they are free, easy to find, and are always there if you ever need to refer back to them.
Fitness instructors are there to help you so use them. Most people just want to join a gym and do their own thing. By booking an induction when you join, you will go round all of the resistance equipment and be shown how to do the exercise in the correct way. A gym instructor will also get you to jump on the equipment so they can make sure you are using it properly.
A personal trainer is a service that many are using to achieve their goals. Why? Well it is a great way to receive professional advice, a tailored programme, and loads of motivation. A personal trainer is there to correct poor form, ensure you are doing each exercise at the correct weight, range of movement, and speed. This way you are going to get the most out of each exercise you complete.
Seek help, focus on technique and the results will come!