Do these exercises just like this and you will see the results you want! Effort will equal amazing and extravagant results!
By: Betsy Stevens NCCPT | Click here to find me on Facebook
Have you ever heard the saying, “You get out, what you put in”? How about, “You get what you give”? Both these phrases are used to express the same concept. They are both implying that whatever the effort amount is, that is applied to something that you’re doing, you can expect to get results that mirror the applied effort. Meaning that if you half way do something, go ahead and prepare yourself to see results that look like they came from someone who didn’t put in much work.
When working out, we need to keep impeccable form and stay focused so we don’t end up injuring ourselves or giving up after not seeing the results we wanted. These 3 exercises are some of the most commonly used in workout world, but they are also some of the most common ones done wrong. Read on to get a better explanation in precise detail of how you should be executing these exercises.
*CLICK THE BOLD PRINT EXERCISE TO VIEW AN EXAMPLE OF EACH OF THESE MOVES*
-Begin by standing with your feet flat on the floor, shoulder width apart and your toes pointing straight ahead.
-Your posture should be such that you have your shoulders pulled back with your chest up and your eyes looking straight ahead in front of you, while your arms are down by your side.
-Lower your rear down by bending your knees and continue keeping your chest up and head forward. While lowering, you may raise your arms up together to where you will see them right out in front of your chest. You should end up with your knees bent at about 90 degrees. (Think of how you would sit down in a chair. You wouldn’t push your knees forward when you started lowering yourself down to the seat, would you? NO!)
-At this point, you should be able to see your toes if you were to look down. If not, that means you are pushing your knees over your toes and that is improper form.
-Push back up with your legs and give your glutes a tight squeeze for about 2-3 seconds.
-Begin by putting your hands shoulder width apart on the floor and your feet about hip distance apart from each other. You will be positioned on your toes.
-Your head is looking straight down to the floor
-Keep your spine in a neutral position; meaning do not let your hips drop causing a sinking pit in your back but also avoid pushing your rear too high causing your body to be in a peak position.
-Pull your belly button in to your spine
-You can expect to feel your entire core region tighten up gradually.
-Begin by standing with your feet side by side, chest up, shoulders back, arms down at your side and your head looking forward.
- Step forward with one of your legs. Then, slowly lower down onto your back leg right before it touches the ground. (Your front and back legs should both be bent at a 90 degree angle. The front foot should be planted on the ground and for your back foot, you should just be on your toes and ball of that foot.)
-Continue to keep your posture upright and your head looking straight ahead.
-Step back into your starting position and repeat this motion but with your other leg. Continue to alternate legs.
A lot of times we get lazy in our workouts. Sometimes we just get rushed or distracted. No matter what the dilemma is, if we aren’t putting in the proper work that it takes to do these exercises, we aren’t going to see the results we want from doing them. Remember, proper form is KEY in all exercises! To get the most out of what we are doing and to advance our fitness levels, we need to take the time to properly, and safely execute any moves we do.
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