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 Instead of going to a crowded gym or being confused or intimidated by some fitness equipment, a great way to start your journey could be High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).

FITNESS

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How’s your fitness goals coming along? Have you stayed true? Have you fallen off? Whether you’re continuing or re-starting your fitness journey, consider this one piece of advice: the form in which you complete exercises is one of the most important parts of your fitness. 

 

Form is essential in fitness, as it assists in preventing injuries and aids in achieving those fitness goals. The correct form allows you isolate the desired muscle or muscle group during exercises. While targeting a specific muscle, opposing muscles are able to relax. When opposing muscles are engaged or contracted at the same time, muscle tears are are prone to occur.

 

Please refer to the pictures below for proper form in 2 of the most popular exercises:

 

Straight back engaged core

PUSH UPS

Straight back, elbows bent at a 90 degree angle

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SQUATS

Feet shoulder-width apart, Head up, chest out

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Head remains lifted as the knee bends

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Knee remains over the foot as the torso lowers

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