Are You A Bad Form Bandit
When you go to the gym, you are bound to see mistakes. Depending on how long you’ve been a patron to the gym world, these mistakes can be funny and/or scary.
In my years of training, I’ve noticed there really isn’t a right way to perform certain workouts. Reason being, some people may not be able to perform certain workouts because of physical hindrances or lack of knowledge in the fitness spectrum. In those cases, there is a better way. Respectively speaking, there may be a better way do the workout for certain individuals mitigating the risk of injury to self.
Bad form comes from being comfortable. By attempting to make the exercise easier, one might sacrifice good posture in the long run. This is common with those who like to lift weights that are too heavy for them in the first place. Yes, you are getting it accomplished in the long run, but at the end of the session your body may feel a bit uneasy. This could result in a lasting injury, keeping you out of the gym and in the doctors office.
If you happen to be in the gym and you spot someone performing a workout incorrectly or in an unsafe manner, politely tell them they suck and ask them if you can show them a better method. Reassure the body builder that it may make the workout easier and by easier I mean more efficient for their overall health in the long run. Saying this may reduce the chances of them getting offended by your suggestion.
There are two possible outcomes in situations like this. They will either take your advice and implement it or nod and look at you crazy. If they look at you crazy, commence to pulling out your camera phone and posting their crazy workout online (just kidding).
I hope this method makes it easier for breaking the ice. If you have a better way of correcting someones form, by all means leave it in the comment box below.