I think almost each one of you must have seen that video where a man does treadmill by sitting in a chair. Haha! I know that was funny but the thing behind it was that it wasn't a correct way of exercising.
Not each one of us gets an opportunity to get a personal trainer or even have time to go to the gym, and prefer exercising all by ourselves. But we aren't aware of the wrong and right ways of doing them or using our exercise apparatus. And sometimes we end up wasting our time and adding nothing to our body fitness.
So, here I have a few basics of exercising that you must adopt so as to make full use of it.
What is wrong and why: Placing your hands beneath your head will strain your neck and it doesn't tighten up all your ab muscles.
Rather: Place your hands on your chest because that way you will not yank your neck as you sit up.
2. Bench Dips
What is wrong and why: Holding yourself up at the edge of a bench and using your arms to move up and down. This is very unnatural and unsafe position for your shoulders.
Rather: Stand with your feet at shoulder-width apart, holding your weight above your head with both hands and slowly lower behind your head. Make it sure that you keep your elbows close to your ears which will help it to be a firm effort.
3. Adductor and Abductor Machines
What is wrong and why: The position these machines keep you in is very unnatural for your body. When you add weight to your muscles you can actually strain them.
Rather: Do clockwork lunges. This will help to tone hard-to-hit areas, giving you more flexibility. Start at 12 o'clock and then do a front lunge, a side lunge and then a back lunge, ending up at 6 o'clock. Do it on each side three times.
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