Learning new movements can be hard, as there is often more than one thing to think about at a time. This can feel overwhelming and sometimes frustrating. But learning proper technique actually helps you long-term to progress faster, as well as more safely.
If you are lifting something with poor technique, this can encourage further imbalances to occur which can turn into injury. You’ll also have slower or less muscular development where you would like it, and makes lifting a lot harder.
Improving your technique will help transfer the force your muscles produce to that movement, which in turn makes a stronger movement and better results.
Imagine you spend all your day sitting, in a rounded position. Then you go into doing a Romanian deadlift, but without being aware of how much your back is rounding. You’ll work your lower back, while your glutes and hamstrings instead only provide limited support. Your back ends up stronger, yet your hamstrings and glutes sit back and aren’t main contributors to the movement.
If something doesn’t feel right or it causes pain, don’t continue to push through. Either film yourself from the side, or book in with a Personal trainer, to ensure you are doing the movement correctly.
Remember learning movements will take time, especially if you’ve been used to doing the movement a certain way for several years. If you want help with your form you can upload your video to our Facebook group, where I can help correct your form for free!
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