Why Proper Work-Out Form is Important

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Exercise helps people lose weight and lower the risk of some diseases. Exercising regularly lowers a person’s risk of developing some diseases, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. Exercise also can help keep your body at a healthy weight. Exercise can help a person age well.

Proper form helps you work out more efficiently so you can use your energy for the extra push rather than wasted movements. Improper form may mean you are targeting unintended muscles or muscle groups. The better your form the better your results – you will run faster, lift more and jump higher when you do it right.

Here are the 3 main benefits of exercising with a Proper-Workout Form

1. Effective workout targeting the correct muscles

Exercises are designed to work your body in a specific way. For example, the aim of the bicep curl is to “stress” (i.e. work) your biceps. However, performing exercises with bad form puts stress onto other parts of the body and takes stress off the muscles it should be targeting. This results in a less effective workout. And often that’s due to performing too many reps or lifting too much weight.


2. Prevent injury

A key reason to practice good form is to prevent injuries. Bouncing into squats, yanking on your neck to do sit-ups or using momentum might help you to do a few more reps or lift more weight, but your risk of injury is greatly increased. Bad form can cause both acute and chronic injury. And while your body may well survive a bit of bad form for a while, at some point, it will result in injury.


3. Track progress

If your form breaks down during exercise, and you start doing things such as reducing your range of movement, speeding up or using momentum, there is no real way to accurately monitor fitness improvements.

If you change the variables of an exercise, it makes it impossible to say whether you have got stronger. Changing the exercise means that you’re basically performing two different exercises, making it impossible to compare

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