I am going to provide you with two top tips. One is easy, MAKE SURE YOU KNOW YOUR TECHNIQUE INSIDE OUT for every exercise you undertake! For example, performing a dumbbell lateral raise:
It focuses on specific muscles within the shoulder such as your lateral deltoids (the ones at the side).
Using the lateral raise as the example, when you raise the dumbbells out to either side, if your little finger is either level or lower than your thumb, you will NOT target these muscles effectively. Crazy isn’t it! Such a tiny adjustment!
Just by ‘turning’ your hands slightly so that your little finger is above your thumb, your arms extended but slightly bent at the elbow with your shoulders and posture in alignment, you target these muscles nicely!
With everything else in perfect order but your thumbs level or higher than your little finger, the exercise has been instantly made ineffective!
Another example I see so often is the squat………Surely you just bend your legs don’t you?
As I often say to my clients: Educate, don’t just annihilate!
Many people are squatting far heavier than they should simply to impress some unknown spectator they hope is watching. Or some people are not out to impress and perform some sort of ‘bro science’ training, but with the best of intentions, they just aren’t doing it right.
So, let me get to it. The squat is an excellent functional exercise that replicates many daily movements we SHOULD be performing in daily activities. When done properly, it effectively targets your Quadriceps (front of your legs) and your Glutes (arse!), h