Walking up to the weight room at the gym for the first time and lifting up your first sets of weights can be indimidating for most individuals.
Some questions that may run through your mind could be: Am I doing this right? What are these for? How do you work out these? The best key advide for any beginner or where ever you may be in your fitness journey would be to master your form with every exercise.
Having correct form is imperative for safe training and to maximize your power to pull or push heavy weights.
Some common exercises that could be difficult for individuals to use correct form are compound movements such as the squat, bench press, bicep curls, and deadlift.
In this website you will have the opportunity to see videos that demonstrate correct form as well as commonly seen incorrect form given by a male and a female for each exercise.
Keep in mind that these may be generalized tips for correct form, and also it may look different for everyone because we all have different biomechanics in movement and different body type.
Through weightlifting something you may want to consider with the compound movements are things such as progressive overloading by increasing weights gradually and increasing speed of movements to increase strength. Also, repetition ranges do matter with weightlifting and are based on your personal goals such as muscular strength or muscular endurance. It is not required for you to lift weights until failure to achieve the results that you are aiming for. Do not be afraid to switch things up with your exercise regime because if you are on autopilot during your workouts and get bored you may not want it to be a priority anymore. Create an exercise program that is fun for you and challenges you so that it becomes a lifestlye!