Have you ever pulled a muscle while working out at the gym? Or heard a friend being out of commission due to a gym injury? Sounds familiar, right? It's true and research backs it up. I see plenty of pain issues in the clinic that arose while working out at a gym. The reasons can be myriad; the primary one being that the form or posture during gym workouts aren't that great. This is why trainers try so hard to keep their client's postures good while training. The plain and simple fact is that unless you are extra aware of your form while working out or have a trainer who is monitoring you carefully at the gym, these injuries will keep cropping up.
Additionally, don't let your knees drop inward. This common mistake can be remedied, if you actively spread your knees apart. Doing squats with a mini band around your thighs is a good way to train proper technique.
Planks are great for core training, but it is also very difficult to determine on your own if you have the perfect form. Spare yourself unnecessary spinal compression by preventing your head and belly from sagging to the floor. Tighten your core and shoulder girdle, so that you are one straight line from the top of your skull to your ankles. Use a mirror or have your trainer correct you as needed.Read Complete Article