Thursday, March 4, 2021

Introduction and Correct Exercise :

Introduction and Correct Exercise
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Introduction and Correct Exercise :

When starting out, stick to the most basic exercises and perfect them. We're talking here about the bench press, the squat, the dumbbell curl, the triceps extension, the calf raise, etc. Think about the main muscle groups of the body such as the pectorals, the biceps, the quads, the abdominals, the shoulders etc. and do a little research to find basic exercises you could use. For example, shoulders respond best to seated dumbbell raises. If you're seated there is no assistance given to the shoulders by the legs, and after a few sets you'll find the muscles in the shoulders really do start to burn. There are no prizes for lifting the heaviest weights. I do despair when I see the young guys at our gym and their training methods. Don't get me wrong, I'm really pleased that they're in the gym and trying to improve their bodies, but they could achieve a lot more if only they would lose the 'macho' approach - you know what I mean; the use of weights that are too heavy to have any real effect, the incorrect form, lack of intensity, treating the training session as a social event (why do they have to bring their mobile phones into the gym?) ..... I could go on.

Back to the shoulders - start off using comfortable weights. Learn how to lift them, experience the feel of them, and watch the motion of your arms and shoulders in the mirrors. Do each exercise slowly and make each repetition count. I frequently use weights that would be scoffed at by others, but if done correctly and with proper form even 'lighter' weights can produce killer workouts. The key principle here is to learn how to lift weights correctly. This is where good training partners are a major plus - encourage your partner to be positively critical. You want them to comment on your form, you want their assistance, you want their advice - and don't forget to reciprocate when you're doing the spotting. If you don't have a partner then use the mirrors.

Get over the initial narcissistic feeling and learn how to use the mirrors to really enhance your training. Your training must be consistent, but avoid the tendency to over-train.

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