Doing these exercises wrong will do more damage than good. Therefore, we are here to help you out!

Working out during the week is a priority for most people. People like to live healthy by being fit. This means they do spend a fair share of time in the gym. But are they really doing it everything the right way?

It is always better to be under the guidance of a trainer or to take the help of someone who really knows what they are doing; as doing exercises with the incorrect form will lead to injuries which eventually leads to a lot of frustration.

Not everyone likes to be told they are doing something wrong, specially if they have been doing that thing wrong for over a period of time. They do believe they are in the right because they are fine and nothing bad like an injury has ever occurred. But if you do see someone using the wrong form or movements  while doing these exercises, please do notify them.

These exercise are:

1.SQUATS:

Squats are very important as they help in toning and strengthening the glutes and thighs (quadriceps). It is performed by many people as you do not necessarily have to go to the gym to do this exercise.

The right form would be to never get the knees to bend inwards and to keep your legs shoulder distance apart. Never bend your back forward.

This video will show you the right form:

2. PLANKS:

This is a great own body weight core exercise that can be done anywhere. But a considerable amount of people do not really get the form right. It can be a challenging exercise to master and hence it is important that the form is correct.

While doing a plank the body should always be in a straight line. The buttocks and back should never drop as this puts your back in a compromised position.

This image depicts the wrong form which people get into while trying to successfully plank

This video will give you a step by step version of how to do a correct plank:

3. PUSH-UPS:

Push-up is a great exercise to strengthen your tricep, chest and shoulders. It does take time to get it right as it requires using your own body weight. This is the reason people’s form start to go haywire and one tends to use the incorrect muscles.

At the beginning of a push up, you have to assume the plank position with your hands in line with your shoulders, but arms straight. Its important to keep your head in line with your spine.

Watch this to understand the correct form:


4. BICEP CURLS:

Bicep curls are performed with weights or using a resistance band. A lot of people do try to include this in their workouts as it is very effective, but it can go very wrong if not performed correctly.

Since biceps are small muscles, overloading or incorrectly loading it can be very harmful.

This is the right form vs the wrong form:

5. DEADLIFTS:

Deadlifts are very effective and popular all around the world. It strengthens the hamstrings and lower back. Doing it the wrong way can really affect the back. There are many things in a deadlift that can go wrong, right from excessive rounding of the back to not keeping the weights too close to your body.

Watch this video to get the form right, as it is very important to have great form when performing a deadlift:

Conclusion:

Incorrect form of exercises specially weighted exercises can lead to great danger and injury which will keep you from working out for months. Do not risk that. Learn the right form.

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