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How To Use Weights Correctly
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How to Use Weights Correctly

Lifting weights to gain muscle sounds like an easy task when you read it or hear it from someone. Yes anybody can pick up a barbell or a dumbell and start to curl it, but are you lifting it correctly?

Why do we have to lift weights correctly:

The whole purpose of knowing how to use weights correctly is that without proper lifting technique, certain muscles groups you are trying to focus on will not be worked to the their full capacity, and lifting with improper technique can cause muscle pulls and more importantly joint and ligament damage.

Take the squat for instance, this exercise is 'the most' dangerous movement you can do if you do not apply a proper lifting technique. Believe me, when you have 150kg + resting on your shoulders its serious business. If your not keeping your core tight, back straight, feet in the correct stance and breathing properly you could easily end up with spinal damage, a hernia, a strained neck or even pulled hamstring or quadriceps (leg muscles). Knowing how to use weights correctly is the number one key factor in building muscle and injury prevention and should be practiced and improved through your journey in bodybuilding.

How to use weights correctly:

When lifting weights correctly you should at all times, without fail keep you back straight. weather it be Barbell rows, barbell curls, squats, dead-lifts. Any exercise, you name it keep that back STRAIGHT.

When targeting specific muscle groups like, say your biceps for instance. Do not use a weight that is going to make you swing it to lift it.

The correct way to work the bicep is to, grasp a barbell with both hands, standing in an upright position with the back straight,Lock upper arms against your sides. Then using your lower arm (elbow to hand) raise the barbell with both lower arms till you feel a tight squeeze in your biceps, hold for 2 seconds and lower concentrating so the weight does not control the descent. Your back or upper body should not move or swing at any time to execute this lift. Repeat for the required reps.

You see lifting the barbell like I've just described allows maximum muscle recruitment and safe guards you from any injury.

This is how to use weights correctly to ensure you go injury free through your life of weight-training/bodybuilding.

"Mastering the art of lifting and nutrition, allows you to master the art of bodybuilding"


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