While Exercising Avoid Postures That Cause Injuries

While exercising, method and posture play an important role. If you do not follow the proper posture, you are at risk of injuring yourself.

Here is why poor form is to blame for your aches and pains:

Stop jerking
Stop jerking your weights and your body, it will only cause injury and it will have no effect on the muscles. Smooth weight training will surely get you the much needed muscles. When you twist and jerk your body while lifting weights, you open yourself up to a world of injuries like joint pain, muscle pulls, even fractures.

Slow movements
If you want to workout in a jiffy, it defeats the purpose. Muscle fibers need slow yet smooth movement to build size and strength. If you workout really quickly, all the fibers don’t get worked out. Take time and do a proper workout.

Pain in the neck
hen you do stomach crunches, do not place your hand on your neck as you pull your neck forward. This will cause severe neck pain. Instead, place your hand on your chest or by your side. If you are accustomed to placing your hands behind your head, then use them only as markers. Do not force your head forward in order to compensate or start the crunching movement.

Squat right
When it comes to squats, balance and body alignment is important. Do not bend too forward nor go down below your knee level. When squatting, arch your back, your abs should be tight, head up and your body should be in proper alignment. Do not let your knees cross your toes, and do not lock your knees as you lift yourself.

Full range motion
When weight training even if you do easy and few exercises make a note to do full range motions. There are two benefits: your joints are more mobile, but more importantly your muscle has a boost of strength when completely extended.

Straighten your back for a deadlift
If you arch your back, chances are you will risk a slip disc or hernia. Also keep your head in neutral position, not up or down.

Bench press posture
You may think that bench press doesn’t have a right posture, but arching your back can induce lower back pain. Feet should be on the floor, butt on the bench, with slight arch in your lower back and you’re good to go.

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