Exercise: Staying Safe While Staying Fit

Visit the link below for a brief discussion on exercise errors many people make and why it is important to avoid them. Remember: if we injure ourselves while working out, we can set our fitness plans back days—or even weeks—as we recover from the injury. Stay safe, stay strong.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/stop-making-these-common-workout-mistakes

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Commentary: Believe In Yourself

Sure. We see others who are more fit than us. Especially at the gym. We should not, however, feel any envy. There are many factors involved. How many years they have been training, for example. We should not be discouraged by the appearance of others. Remember, we only have to be better than we were yesterday. That is all that matters. Read the discussion at this link to learn more about social comparison.

https://www.acefitness.org/education-and-resources/lifestyle/blog/7021/is-comparison-sabotaging-your-success

Exercise: What Are Proper Squats?

Many exercisers—and fitness trainers—obsess over “strict” form during resistance training. The problem with that is disagreement over what constitutes proper form. And not everyone keeps up with the latest research. Proper squat technique, for example. Review the brief discussion at the link here for one view of the differing weight-bearing squat variations.

https://bayesianbodybuilding.com/squat-myths/