A bad exercise habit that’s easy to fall into is to loosen up your grip on the weight when strength training. While exercises for the biceps and triceps tend to force you to have a good grip on that dumbbell or barbell, several strength training exercises make it easy to loosen your grip. This often occurs when other muscles beside your arms are doing much of the exercise.
For example, it’s easy to make the mistake of loosening your grip when performing:
• back exercises, ie bent over rows
A good grip on the weight and straight wrists are essential for a good workout.
A good grip on your weight is important because it:
• strengthens your forearms
• improves overall form, which will helps prevent injury
• helps with EVERY weight training exercise due to improved strength and form
Bad exercise form can easily become a habit. When you work out, constantly pay attention to your form and make corrections whenever necessary. Also, if a mirror is available to check your form, then use it. Sometimes small corrections can make a huge difference for your fitness results.
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