Everyone says proper form is important when it comes to working out. But is it really?
Well, the short answer is yes, and today, we’ll take a look at the eight reasons why.
Let’s get started!
Reason #1: It Helps You Keep Injuries at Bay
Let’s start with the most obvious and important one: injury prevention. By exercising with improper form, you’re putting yourself at risk of tearing a muscle, ligament, or tendon, dislocating a joint, breaking a bone, or developing chronic aches and pains.
It doesn’t matter if you’re lifting weights, doing calisthenics, or doing sports-specific training. Forcing your body to work against resistance or high-impact forces at mawkward angles is a recipe for disaster. Period.
But what if you’re just starting out and you’re lifting super light weights? Should you still be concerned with proper form?
That’s actually the perfect time to focus on and master proper exercise form. The goal should be to build good habits at the beginning of your fitness journey so you can stay safe once you start lifting heavier weights, jumping higher, running longer distances, and training at higher intensities.