During my training sessions at the gym, I always notice people doing exercises in the incorrect way so I thought I would give a little advice on the correct gym positions. It’s not only females but also males who do exercises in the wrong way. Not only is this bad for your body but it also doesn’t work the correct muscles.
So I will be giving a few tips everyone should stick to when at the gym. These are vital to prevent injury and help in your training. They are basic tips and easy to follow.
Firstly posture is a vital part of exercise, during any exercise make sure you have correct posture. Usually in most exercises we need to keep our back straight.
Core muscles are also important, these are our inner stomach muscles which surround the spine and torso and give you most of your balance, when doing any exercises squeezing your core muscles will enforce your posture and will help to keep your posture in the correct position.
If performing an exercise while standing, remember to keep your feet shoulder width apart, this will help with balance and posture. At times keeping one leg in front of the other can also help with balance and posture, again remembering to keep those core muscles flexed.
Breathing is another very very important part of exercising, breathing helps with your muscles to reach their full potential, always breathe on the hardest part of the movement.
Remember that muscles only start working after 12-15 reps, so make sure you do either a few sets with high reps or vice versa.
If you want to achieve more of a toned look than, higher reps are recommended with a lower weight, yet if you wish to build muscles do lower reps with a higher weight.
Try changing up your routines every two weeks, as your body will get accustomed to the same exercises and will eventually start to reach a plateau.
There is NO such thing as spot exercising, so doing specific exercises for a specific area, say for example bicep curls, does not help increase the weight loss in that area only. Your body needs to be worked all over in order for any successful weight loss.
Experience with different exercises and ask for assistance at the gym if you not sure on what to do.
Stretching is important to help prevent injury and also helps with muscles formation.
These are just a few basic tips, I hope you Pouters all learnt something new and this will help improve your training at the gym.
Keep training and keep Pouting.