3 Reasons Why Form Is So Important

When you are working out, there can sometimes be many distractions such as loud music, people talking to you, others working out and more. And while it is easy to focus on these things, that can take you away from focusing on what you really should be, which is your form as your progress through your exercises. The form is essentially how your body (and the weight itself) are positioned during your workouts and lifts. Here are three reasons why maintaining a good form is so important.

1. Injury Prevention

(source: strengthrunning.com)

(source: strengthrunning.com)

This is easily the biggest reason why having proper form in your lifts while working out is incredibly important. This is because if you are doing lifts with the wrong form, it can leave your body extremely susceptible to unnatural and harmful movements that can severely hurt the body. While yes, certain times, having bad form happens and can be corrected, but don’t make it a habit or some (likely serious) injuries will be in your future.

2. Correct Muscle Targeting

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(source: http://body-scuplting.wonderhowto.com/)

For a large portion of the people out there, they work out to get stronger and more muscular. For this to work at its best, you need the lifts, exercises and workouts to target the correct muscles. If you don’t have solid grip on the correct way to do the exercises, you could be targeting the complete wrong muscles that you are aiming to. Again, this is a fairly easy fix as you can just watch form videos on the internet or watch others do the lift correctly. Of course, it isn’t harmful to target the wrong muscles, but if you are wanting to train arms, you might as well make sure you are doing the lift correctly so it will actually train your arms.

3. To Get The Best Results

(source: healthywomenx.com)

(source: healthywomenx.com)

Again, if lifts are done with correct form, they will have a bigger and better impact and will help you get the best results you possibly can. And results are the reason we go to the gym. Let’s say you are using bad form for a few months and don’t see very much progress, there is a good chance that if you had been using correct form for this period, you would have better results. Not only this, but repeated use of bad form can create habits in which can be difficult to break once you discover the correct way to do the lifts.