In every physical activity, proper form is crucial, but it’s especially important when you add weights or resistance to your workouts. That extra load forces your muscles to work hard to get stronger, but it also makes them more susceptible to injuries.
When strength training any area of your body, having proper form and technique is crucial to make sure you’re working the intended muscle groups that you want to develop and grow.
So what does proper form get us?
But wait … there is no one CORRECT form.
Every person’s body is different and, for that reason, proper form is hard to define. For example, one person’s “proper” squat can look much different than another person’s squat because their range of motion (ROM) and flexibility levels vary. Some individuals can squat well below the height of their knees due to flexibility in their hips, knees, and ankles, while others have resistance in one or more of those areas preventing them from getting lower — which plays a big role down the line when it comes to proper weightlifting form.
That’s why we believe so strongly in our small group training format at 614Fitness. Professional trainers keep vigilant watch over form and function to ensure the most out of every move.
Not getting the results you want from going to the gym? Proper form and professional guidance could be the answer to your fitness gains.