May 092016
 

Lifting weights with proper form is important for injury prevention as well as ensuring you effectively target the correct muscles during the movement. Dr. Joel Seedman breaks down 5 common mistakes he sees people making in the gym.
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Fix These Upper-Body Training Mistakes to Grow

Maybe you were coached incorrectly. Or maybe these common form mistakes are just too subtle to recognize. Whatever the case, it’s time to start lifting right, not just to avoid injuries, but to get better results from your workouts.

Both beginners and advanced lifters alike try to pull too far and too high on vertical pulling motions such as pull-ups and lat pulldowns. Rather than trying to touch the bar to your chest or reaching your chin over the bar (both of which can produce dysfunctional mechanics), the goal should be to achieve proper upper back and lat activation. This requires several components.

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