Fitness Tip #1....proper technique is a "MUST" when lifting weights.

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I have been to many gyms in my lifetime, and the one thing that never fails to astonish me is the lack of attention or education that gym members get when it comes to proper technique. In my mind, if the people running the organization do not make it a priority to teach their clients how to use the equipment properly, then the client should demand their money back and never return to that place"ever"again. The risks that can occur in an untrained or unsupervised person are high and the result could do you more "harm" than "good".

A certified trainer ( whether in a private setting or gym) should make it a priority to teach their client(s) the importance of proper technique and posture at the very first session. This is an opportunity for the trainer (not only to establish a good relationship with their client), but to teach and educate proper form and exercise mobility. As the saying goes: "you must learn how to walk first before you can start running".

That's it for now and remember, "take care of your body now and it will take care of you in the future".


Eraldo Maglara NSCA-CPT

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