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What does it take to do strength training exercises correctly?

Completing strength training exercises correctly requires practice.  Exercise is a rare art form.  Everyone’s bodies are different and you are in charge of creating your masterpiece.  However, you need to complete exercises correctly in order to get full benefit.  Today we are in an age of technology and everyone has access to the internet.  Using website such as sharecare will help you research the best exercises to use and the best way to complete these exercises correctly.  In addition, seeking professional advice will assist in helping you create a program suited for your needs and one that will allow you to work correctly.

Grant Cooper, MD
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Form is of foremost importance when doing strength training. Think about your form not just for the muscle you are exercising, but for your entire body. For example, if you are doing a standing biceps curl, it is important that you focus on your biceps, elbow, hand, wrist, and shoulder. It is also important to maintain good body posture while doing the curl, with your feet shoulder-width apart, abdominal muscles slightly contracted to protect your spine, feet flat on the ground, and knees minimally flexed (about 3-4 degrees).
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