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Proper Form is Crucial! - Chris Garrett Fitness | Dream-2-Reality | Team D2R

Proper Form is Crucial!

Hey Team!  I wanted to talk about proper form while working out.  Tony Horton talks about it quite often during the workouts and I want to emphasize its importance.

Occasionally I find myself losing good form as I am pushing myself too hard to get those last reps that I want.  I am not helping myself when I am contorting my body to get those last reps… in fact, I could very easily injure myself!  I have to remind myself of this constantly.  I push hard because I want the best results, but the best way to get those results is to pick a weight that allows you to hit your target reps WITH PROPER FORM.

Here are a few tips to help you maintain proper form:

  • Work out with a buddy, spouse, boyfriend / girlfriend – Tekoa and I are in constant lookout for each other’s form and point out to each other if we need to make adjustments or if we are pushing too hard with the weights.  This is also a good way to hold each other accountable to push “play” every day!
  • Work out in front of a mirror – This is a great way to keep an eye on yourself as you do your routines.  If you don’t have someone to work out with this is the best way to make sure your form is good.
  • Pick the right weight – if you picked too heavy of a weight and you know you won’t be able to complete the desired 8-10 reps (for bulking) or 12-15 reps (for toning) without losing good form then stop and reduce your weights!  Be sure to write down what you did on your workout sheets.  If you picked too light of a weight then either do additional reps or stop and pick a slightly higher weight and finish out your reps with good form.  Always be sure to write down what you did to make the adjustment the next time you do that routine.
  • Watch the form on the DVD BEFORE doing it yourself – Some of the moves are a little complicated if you are not used to doing them.  It is a good idea to watch them do the move on the DVD completely before you attempt it yourself.

If you follow the tips above it will help you maintain your form to maximize your results.  If you have any questions or would like additional tips or advice let us know!  If you have questions, so do hundreds of others!  Comment below any questions you have and we will answer them here so that others can have the same questions answered.  Thank you all for being part of our team!  Let’s “Bring It!”

Coach Chris

2 comments
Coach Chris
Coach Chris

Hey Jeremy! I personally prefer dumbbells because they are better for mass building and I like knowing exactly how much resistance I am pulling. I do use resistance bands when I travel.

Jeremy Willia
Jeremy Willia

Somewhat off topic of your post, but do you recommend the bands or dumbells? I'm using the red band now.