Achieving results while in the gym is equally important as the way we do all the exercises. There are many studies that state basic exercises are a “must”. But very often, even the basic exercises we do them wrong, therefore reducing our chances to achieve our wanted results.
Check the below suggestions on how to correct these mistakes:
- Side lunges
Many people do this exercise incorrectly. They either lean too forward, or band the knees to much which in turn puts too much pressure on your back. When doing this exercise make sure your back is in a upward position, while the knees should be bent to around 90 degrees angle if you are able to manage it.
Planks seem as a fairly basic exercise and easy. But there’s more to it than people give credit for. When doing planks starting from your head and all the way down to your heels need to be in a straight line. It’s essential that your back is straight. If not, the exercise loses a great deal of its effectiveness.
- Squats with a plate
This exercise is very easy to go wrong and increase the chance of sustaining an injury. The correct way to execute this exercise is to pull your shoulders back, and keep your back straight. A lot of people make the mistake of squatting too low while at the same time bending the back. This significantly increases the load.
You might be familiar with this phrase but it’s definitely important. A lot of people when running land on their heels. This way they only overuse their ankles and knees far too quickly. The correct way you should tend to run is to land on the balls of your feet. This way you will absorb the shocks from planting the feet on the ground much better and prevent any injuries.
Everyone has heard of pushups. But as with other exercises, a lot of people do it incorrectly therefore decreasing the effectiveness and at the same time putting pressure on their bodies. One common mistake is people don’t push their arms all the way to the top. The last 2 or 3 inches are critical for this. This induces healthy shoulder movement as the shoulder blades would wrap around the ribcage.