How to lift weights properly

How To Lift Weights Properly

Lifting weights is a great way to improve your strength, build muscle, and get in shape. However, it’s important to lift weights properly in order to avoid injury and get the most out of your workout. There are a few things to keep in mind when lifting weights.

What Is the Right Way to Lift Weights

Go to any gym in Dunedin, and I am sure you will find people wasting their time because they don’t know how to lift weights properly. Instead of lifting the weight, they throw it.  Or instead of lowering the weight slowly, under control, they let it drop.  And worse, instead of using the heaviest weight they can with super strict form, they use too much weight and cheat to move it.

The biggest sin of all – when the reps start to get hard, and their muscles start to burn, they quit – instead of training to failure. Then, after a few months of slavishly dragging themselves to the gym, performing set after unproductive set, they wonder why they aren’t seeing any changes.

But your body doesn’t care what you look like.  It doesn’t care whether you feel sexy and self-confident or not. Your body only cares about one thing, and that one thing is your survival.

Learn How to Lift Weights Safely with a Personal Trainer

Safety is important when lifting weights—especially if you’re just starting out. Many people shy away from lifting weights because they are afraid of injuring themselves. However, if you lift weights properly, you can avoid injury and reap a host of benefits, including increased muscle strength and improved cardiovascular health. A personal trainer can teach you the proper form for lifting weights and help you design a workout routine that meets your specific goals. In addition, a personal trainer can provide motivation and support, helping you to stick with your workout plan.

With their guidance, even beginners can feel comfortable and confident when using free weights or weight machines. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re looking to take your weightlifting to the next level, working with a personal trainer is a great way to achieve your fitness goals.

The Benefits of Working with a Personal Trainer for Weightlifting

Weightlifting isn’t just about safety; it’s also about achieving results. Personal trainers have experience in helping people reach their fitness goals, whether they are looking to build muscle, lose weight, or increase their cardiovascular health. They know how to tailor a workout routine specific to your individual needs and abilities so that you get maximum benefits from every session. They will also modify exercises as needed based on your progress and make sure that you use proper technique throughout each exercise.

Our Bodies Don’t Like Change

The body will always strive to maintain the physiological status quo, known in scientific terms as homeostasis (Pubmed). Unless it perceives something as a threat to your survival, it has no reason to expend precious energy altering that status quo.

For example, if you sit in front of a 60-watt light bulb, there is no threat to your survival, so no physical changes are required.  However, if you go out in the hot Florida sun in August, there is a threat to your survival because exposure to those ultraviolet rays could be life-threatening.  So in response, your body produces a sun tan to protect you.

The same principle holds true in the realm of exercise.  If you do something that you are already capable of doing, even though it is momentarily uncomfortable, there is no threat to your survival, so no changes will occur.  But if you regularly attempt the momentarily impossible, your body will respond by producing larger, stronger, more shapely muscles because overexposure to that type of stress is perceived as a threat to your survival.

Looking for a Dunedin Gym?

Rock Solid Fitness is the perfect gym for busy people who want to stay in shape. Whether you’re looking for a Dunedin gym or a Clearwater gym near you, our convenient location on 580 (just off Belcher) means that whichever neighborhood you call home, you won’t have to go out of your way to get your strength training workout in. Rock Solid Fitness has everything you need to meet your fitness goals. We’ve got all the latest equipment, and our knowledgeable staff is always happy to help you get the most out of your workout. So come on in and see what Rock Solid Fitness can do for you! Ready to reclaim your health and get REAL fitness results? Contact us today to get your free training session.

At our private gym in Dunedin, Rock Solid Fitness, our clients get immediate, dramatic and continuous results because we have taught them how to get the most out of each set they do. Come in and try it yourself for free by clicking HERE.

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