Good Form vs Bad Form
Jun 8, 2023
Using good form while exercising is essential to keep your body free from injury while working out. Good form also ensures you are targeting the correct muscle groups while limiting improper use of others at the same time. For instance, let's take a look at a basic push up. The push-up can be tailored to fit everyone’s fitness level. A pushup can be done horizontal, with your chest flat to the floor, or if that’s too difficult, with your chest elevated as shown. As you build strength and proper form, you can lessen the bar elevation until you are flat on the floor.
Let's take a look at the bad push-up vs the good push-up. In the video, you can see that the chest comes up before the rest of the torso. This is a sign the core is not engaged properly! In the good push-up, the torso comes up as one smooth unit. It doesn’t matter if you are doing an elevated push-up or a pushup that's flat on the floor, keeping your core engaged is important to maintain good form.
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