Lifting Techniques

Go to any gym and you will see people performing exercises using a variety of techniques. There is a lot of conflicting advice around for weight training, and it is important to get the best advice for your safety and for maximizing your time in the gym.

Some of the modifications and variations in technique that you will come across are to train certain muscles or muscle groups differently, however, if you change a well tried and tested standard technique, you must be sure that the exercise is still safe and that it will have the desired effect. Here are some standard weight lifting exercises with the technique explained in simple terms and with any possible variations noted.

Articles on weight lifting techniques and other exercises

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If you are new to exercise, consider getting a medical assessment before doing too much. Fill out a PARQ to see if you are ready. The best thing you could do is perform a warm-up before each fitness session, which should include some stretching. When training, following correct exercise technique can help reduce injuries and maximise fitness gains.

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