When you go to the gym or use your home gym, how do you know that you are doing the various exercises you perform correctly? Most people think they are doing weight workouts the right way, but in reality, most are getting it wrong. What does it matter? Accurately performing an exercise is the perfect way to avoid injury and get the results you want in the shortest amount of time.
Below are 3 common exercises that most people do the wrong along with a description of how to do them correctly.
1. Biceps Curls
Every man loves to work out the biceps, and on the surface, it looks like a fairly simple exercise. The biceps curl is one of the most commonly fouled up exercises in every man’s routine. One of the most common mistakes that people make when they go to do the bicep curl is to lift too much weight at one time.
When you lift too much weight, the body will compensate by pulling your elbows inward and move the stress of the exercise away from your biceps muscles and onto the muscles in the upper chest and front of the shoulder. In order to adequately perform the curl, consider reducing the amount of weight and focusing on performing the move correctly.
The point of this exercise isn’t to show off how much you can lift one time. Instead, focus on the quality of your form and the exactness of your movements as you perform this exercise in order to obtain the good results in the fastest amount of time while minimizing your risk of injury. Also, remember to pick an axis point at which to keep your elbows as you curl the weight upwards.