Today, we are focusing on using correct posture throughout your workout. This is a huge topic and I feel that it can make a difference in your workouts. Correct technique and maintaining good posture keeps your body in-line, over-compensation free, and decreases your risk of injury. You might have to decrease your weights in order to do so, but it will be worth it in the long run. I have a few demonstrations below to help you picture a few exercises.
Push-Up: Notice how his body is in-line from his neck to is feet. Try not to drop your head while performing this exercise.
Crunch: Keep it simple, do a crunch not a sit-up; better on the spine. Also notice how he is not pulling on his neck. Try to keep your head back and in-line with upper spine.
Standing Tricep Extension: Notice how her feet are shoulder width apart, head is up and in-line with spine, and her back is not hunched over. You will notice one of these three struggle if you are trying to lift too much weight.
The Quadriceps (front of the thigh) consist of four muscles and are mainly used for extension such as walking, running, jumping, and squatting. The Quadriceps are made up of the Rectus Femoris, Vastus Lateralis, Vastus Medialis, and the Vastus Intermedius.
Top 5 Quad Exercises
For an Aggressive Quad workout do 2-3 sets of 20 reps and a moderate weight or resistance.
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