Practicing Safe Sets

Posted: March 27, 2012 in Fitness Tips
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The Importance Of Great Form

We all know that exercising is great for the body and necessary for continued health and wellbeing. Some of us exercise daily while others 2-3 times a week. No matter your schedule or routine, there is one thing each and every one of us needs to consider…form. Getting the exercise done is awesome, but getting it done correctly can not only sculpt your body but can also prevent unnecessary injuries.

I think it is safe to say that we have all started to do an exercise that we saw or were told about at least once. We get into what we assume the proper pose is and either knock it out quickly without feeling any of the effects that we thought it would have or we get an awkward pain in a body part we thought had nothing to do with the exercise in the first place. This is where the proper form comes in. There are a lot of sites out there that can help you with any particular exercise that you are doing. You can also ask a trainer at the gym. They usually don’t charge for 2 minutes of advice. There are also many others who read and comment on our blog who can offer great advice on how to perform exercises correctly.

I like to use my “yoga thinking” when performing most exercises. Anyone who practices or has practiced yoga is familiar with this way of thinking. You really concentrate on your body, and breathe into every body part while slowly performing the exercise. This may not work for everyone but I have found it beneficial. Find a method that fits you and apply it whenever you workout. Having great form can save your body from unwanted injury, so lets practice safe sets!

  1. ilyasdeen says:

    That’s a nice piece of advice… sometimes we just get too enthusiastic!

  2. Jeff Gehring says:

    I agree. Part of the American culture is the immediate fix with immediate results.

    The yoga I teach is the same style I practice in all of my sports.

    Everything is done with intent, purpose, and focus. My first and best yogi taught me to move like a tiger. Using this way of thought has allowed me to be successful in all areas of fitness.

    Too many disconnected individuals want an ADD type exercise or yoga class with loud music, neglecting breathe work and form, instead of drawing and connecting from within. If that is what you want, go back to the 80’s put on leggings and an oversized belt and hop around in a jazzercise class.

    • It is amazing the difference you feel when you do an exercise properly. All it takes is a little patience. The will must be there if you’re attempting an exercise, so why not take the time and do it properly?

  3. Jeff Gehring says:

    Reblogged this on supodyssey and commented:
    Form and breathe are the most important part of exercise and allow you to strengthen the mind and body connection.

  4. João Pinto says:

    When exercising people have to be calm but they do it as an impulsive act most of the times! It is better to get things done well and calm, than doing one hundred exercises just forcing our backs 🙂

  5. cute play on words….safe sets….its all in using the proper form 😛

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