So, the next time you hit the weights, follow these steps to ensure you're using proper form!
- Stand with feet shoulder width, arms dandling at sides, face forward, shoulders back but relaxed
- Inhale DEEPLY. (Feel your head and shoulders rise? You should be a little taller at the end of an inhale!)
- Exhale slowly & completely without letting your height decrease (If I had my hand on your head at the end of your inhale, it should still be touching the top of your head by the end of your EXhale!) Keep that head held high and let your shoulders roll back naturally. This requires activating your core!
- Now hold this exact position as you do your bicep curls, shoulder presses....whatever. Your head/neck/shoulders shouldn't move an inch during your lifts! This teaches your upper back muscles to hold you body in this upright position at all times, thus improving your posture!