USING PROPER EXERCISE FORM

Now, I'm the LAST one to attempt giving out training tips. In absence of a contributing writer this month, I thought it would be helpful to post some information that would help those of us working our way back into an exercise and fitness routine. My only endorsement for the videos I'm posting is that I tried their recommendations myself. I can tell the difference between 'cheating' my way through a workout and using proper form to wake up and work the target muscle groups. Ouch! I will hand this section back over to trained professionals in the field next month. Hit up the blog and let me know what exercises you are working into your own routine. As a person that's two months into starting a regular exercise routine again, it would be good to have to folks to relate to and comiserate with. :)

Hit the blog and let me know!!

v. ray

PROPER FORM FOR PUSH UPS, SQUATS AND PLANKS

This video is presented by Daris Wilson at JCF Bootcamp. It gives info on the importance and benefits of proper exercise form for push ups, squats and planks. Daris gives a demonstration of the three popular moves.

You can find out more information at www.jcfbootcamp.com

PROPER FORM FOR SQUATS WITH A WEIGHT BAR

This video is presented by Elliott Hulse on his StrengthCamp channel on YouTube. He demonstrates common mistakes made doing weight bar squats that impact the lower back or neck.

You can find out more information at www.footballstrengthprogram.com

PROPER FORM FOR BURPEES

This video is presented by Kelsey Lee on her XHIT Daily channel on YouTube. Kelsey demonstrates some dos and don'ts of the exercise we all love to hate... burpees.

Visit Kelsey's YouTube channel here.

PROPER CHEST DEVELOPMENT EXERCISES AND FORM

This video is presented by Billy Polson on his YouTube channel DIAKADI Fitness Performance Life. Billy shows a common mistake that undermines an effective chest workout. You've probably seen it a hundred times at the gym.

Here's the right way...

PROPER FORM FOR WALKING LUNGES

Tips from Personal Trainer Mike Behnken, MS, NASM-CPT-PES, CSCS. Lunges are the safest and most effective exercise for lower body. You can perform lunges with only body weight to get a tremendous leg workout. You can hold dumbbells, kettlebells, bags of rice, cans of soup or any form of resistance you have handy to increase the difficulty.

If you Lunge far forward enough to where your front heel is directly under your knee you will keep your patellofemoral joint from being overstressed. This correct form will also allow you to work your glutes and hamstrings along with your quads in an optimal muscle recruitment pattern.

Check out the official homepage at www.askthetrainer.com

PROPER FORM FOR LEG UP BUTT LIFT

This video is presented by Madison Chase on her YouTube channel ExpertVillage. Madison shows the proper technique to get what she calls a 'Hollywood Butt'. To get more info on Madison Chase's YouTube videos, search on her name on YT. This will narrow your search results since the ExpertVillage channel hosts videos on a variety of subjects that aren't associated with fitness.

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