Form can make or break your workout. It is the one thing needed in any exercise to get the maximum effect. Whether you’re an avid gym rat, the casual runner, or the weekend biker; you must have proper form. Most of us are aware of this whenever we are lifting weights. We realize that lifting even a 10-pound weight the wrong way can trigger an injury. Often, we overlook our form in other exercises because we have been doing them for such a long time that we figure we have it right or we are too tired and we are looking to finish a set.
When was the last time that you really made sure your back was totally straight and your legs were in line as you bent your knees 90 degrees while lunging? Are you making sure that you do your crunches in such a manner as to protect your neck, or back? There are tons of exercises were we neglect form because we ‘ve been doing them for so long, that we tend to assume that we are doing them correctly. That is not always the case. If you are ever unsure of yourself while exercising, or something just doesn’t feel right; ask someone (qualified) if what you’re doing is correct. If another person is not available, use a mirror to ensure that your form is correct. Do not sacrifice form for weight.
We live to train and train to live.