11 Basic Gym Exercises People Are Doing Wrong

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when you guys pay a gym membership and walk-in, and you think you can make a better physique without the help of others.when the opposite person asks you about the gym equipment,
you proudly say of course.
second, later, you realize you could’ve used some help, but you feel shy for asking anyone.
Sound familiar?
in this certain case listen up – doing a certain exercise wrong isn’t useless, it can even injure your body so here are 11 gym exercises most people are doing wrong.

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11 basic Gym Exercises People Are Doing Wrong

1. Squats

gym exercises people are doing wrong

If you do them properly, squats are a perfect exercise that works out your entire lower body puts muscle on your legs and helps with posture.
The most common mistakes while doing squats are: rounding your back, going only halfway
down, rising onto your toes, and caving in your knees.
To avoid all of these, try to practice the proper form.
Keep your back in a neutral position, with your shoulders back, your chest up, and your
feet shoulder-width apart turned out at 45°.
As you go down, work your core and bum muscles, and keep the weight on your heels as if you were sitting back into a chair.
Keep your arms straight and in front of your stomach.
When you’re doing it right, your knees will push outward and your back will stay straight.
If you want to add weights to it, use lighter ones first and increase them as you gain strength.

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2.Leg press

man doing workout on machine

The leg press seems like a rather simple machine that works out glutes and thighs, but if you’re
using it wrong, it won’t do you any good.
Avoid going too deep with your knees from the start, since this can injure your lower
back.
It’s important to keep your legs bent at 90 degrees, and don’t lock your knees as you straighten them.
many people ignore there heels position and let them slide off the edge of the platform don’t make mistake, and keep them on the sled to keep your balance and avoid unnecessary pressure on your knees.
Also, only load a weight you can work with – you won’t benefit from shallow reps.

3. Front and lateral shoulder raises

shirtless man doing shoulder workout in cable

The most common mistake with shoulder raises
is believing that the higher you go with the weights, the more effective the exercise will
be.
It’s wrong, and you risk straining your muscles if you do that.
Instead, lift the weights to the height of your shoulders, keeping your arms slightly
forward.
This way you won’t contract the shoulder blades back.
Your pinky finger should be a little higher than the others during the exercise.
As for your feet, they should be at shoulder width with knees slightly bent.

4.Treadmill

girl running on tread mill

Cardio is an important part of any workout routine, and treadmill training is a perfect way of doing it.
When you’re on the treadmill, avoid the temptation of holding onto the handrails (been
there, done that) – it makes running easier, and thus less effective, and can mess up your
posture as you hunch over the machine.
If you can’t run without holding on, try lowering the speed or incline level.
Speaking of that, don’t set it higher than 8% to save your back, hips, and ankles from
a strain they don’t deserve.
And, never, ever jump off a machine that’s still in motion!
This might sound funny and obvious, but it’s one of the most widespread causes of gym injuries.

5. Stomach crunches

girl laying on floor and doing crunches with the ball

Anyone who wants to get a toned belly practice crunches.
If you’re one of those people, but aren’t seeing any results in your abdominal muscles,
you might just be doing crunches the wrong way.
Don’t tuck your chin into your chest as many people do; this strains the neck.
And stay closer to the floor, about 3 inches off the mat should be fine.
Take your time – going slower will help you do the exercise properly, and engage your
core to the max.
Ten real crunches are better for your body than 100 not so good attempts.

6.Triceps dips

girl wearing a specks

(Mmmm.
Is that anything like French onion dip?
Sadly no.)
Triceps dips won’t give you the shoulder injury that many people fear if you do them
the right way.
Keep your torso and butt close to the bench, step, or chair you’re working out on.
This way you won’t overextend your shoulders.
It’s okay to bend your knees a bit if you can’t do it with straight legs but don’t
try to make things easier by moving further from the base.
Go down, bending at the elbow, and move back up, contracting the triceps to make them work hard.

7.Rower

girl holing a dumbell in his hand

Both rowing in the open water and on a rowing
Machines are great calorie burners, affecting all the muscles in your body.
The right technique is the key to success with this exercise.
When you row just with your arms, you’re exposing your upper body to too much pressure
and can injure your back and shoulders.
Try to split your efforts in a proportion of 60% going from your legs, and the remaining
40 percent of your core and arms.
This mental splitting of the pressure on your body parts should help keep you engaged.
Sit tall on the rower – avoid slouching.
Don’t go for speed over power – make long and controlled rows.
Don’t forget about syncing up your rhythm with your breath – it’s important for
any rhythmic activity.
Exhale through the mouth as you go back, and inhale through the nose on reset.
Don’t ignore the damper lever at the side of the machine – experiment with it to find
the most comfortable level just for you.

8.Pushups

doing pushup

Stretching the elbows too far out, moving
with your hips instead of your whole body, bending your back and neck, and going only
halfway down are the most common mistakes people make while doing pushups.
Are you guilty of any of those? I am.
To avoid them in the future, try to keep your back straight, and let your arms do all the
moving work.
Keep your hands parallel to your chest on the floor.
Your head should be in a neutral position, and your moves should be slow and controlled.
When your chest reaches the surface, push up until your arms lockout.

9.Bicep curls, dumbbell, and barbell

boy training his bicep with a barbell curl

What’s the best way to get toned arms?
Most people would say bicep curls.
However, they won’t do you much good if you curl your wrists upwards while exercising,
drop the weights down too quickly and swing them up with more weight
To give your biceps a proper workout, imagine there’s a string running from your shoulder
to the weight, you’re lifting.
That string should help you move the weight from your hand to your shoulder, and your
biceps will squeeze at the top of that movement.
It’s okay to either keep your wrists straight or somewhat loose – it’s just important that you don’t work and injure the wrist joint.

10. Cable triceps extensions

man holding a cable extension and training his triceps.

As you extend your arms behind your neck, you’re giving your triceps a great workout.
You can do it either with an EZ bar attachment, or a rope, but in any case, make sure you
lock your elbows tight to your ribs.
They shouldn’t be going back and forth with the weights.
Try not to stand too straight during this exercise either – instead, slightly bend
forward to give your body a full range of motion, and a full extension.

11. Chin-ups/pull-ups

she is doing chin ups pullups

Probably the biggest surprise on the list – pull-ups and chin-ups – are the exercises
most people do wrong, just because they believe there’s no way to mess them up.
In fact, if you’re swinging your body as you move up and down, don’t brace your core
and legs, and flop around – you are, indeed, doing it wrong.
Your range of motion also matters so you gotta make sure you go both low and high enough.
A good starting position is a dead hang with fully extended arms.
You can keep them at shoulder width for pull-ups, and chin-ups need a narrower grip.
You start with retracting the shoulder blades.
Then, you pull hard, engaging your biceps, back muscles, and elbows.
If you’re doing chin-ups, keep your chin over the bar.
For pull-ups, just try to make it as high as you can.
To become a pro at it, you can start practicing on a lat machine.
At first, when it’s too hard to handle, try jumping into a chin-up or push-up, and
holding the position for as long as you can manage, then going down slowly.
Were you doing any of these exercises wrong?

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