We have all been in the gym before and have had our workouts delayed by gym pretenders. You know the type: they pick up the biggest weights and struggle the most, they use every machine incorrectly and in most cases are the ones who are forced to deal with serious back injuries and surgeries most frequently due to improper fitness technique. These "gym pretenders" have good intentions when it comes to fitness but they're also stubborn. They refuse to admit they don't know what they're doing. Maybe you don't like being referred to as a gym pretender but you can admit that you don't know what you are doing in the gym. It's no big deal, here are just a few exercises most people have knowingly and unknowingly done wrong:
We have all seen guys try to show off by proving how many chin-ups they can (and cannot do). This exercise looks super easy at first glance but proper technique is everything. Make sure you properly align your hands by making sure your palms are facing your body.
The bench press is not just for men who want to appear big and strong. In fact, the primary purpose of the machine is to ensure healthy and longer lasting shoulders. The key in executing this is to make sure your grip remains tight to increase tension on your arms.
Practically everyone dreams of perfect abs. One go-to method that many resort to is a sit up and practically everyone is doing it wrong. In order to do a proper sit-up, you must lie on your back with your knees bent with feet flat on the floor. Making sure you do a sit up properly is key if you want effective results.
Most people are introduced to push-ups at a very early age. These are often introduced during fitness assessments at various schools in order to determine rather or not a student is physically fit. One of the top reasons why people do push-ups wrong is because they don't align their bodies correctly. When doing a push up make sure your body is in one straight line.
Squatting promotes stronger legs and glutes. It is a popular technique used by women who are attempting to increase the size of their lower back sections. In order to do this properly your posture is key.
Begin by standing against the wall to help with proper stance. Once you have done that you are ready to do a proper squat with your back straight the entire time. Your back should never bend during a squat.
What exercises have you seen done wrong consistently? Leave your comments and how to's below.