Check out how a fitness pro shows you how to improve your form. A better posture during lifting transfers to various daily activities.
When doing resistance training exercises in a standing position, use a stance which supports developing strength without compromising your structure.
A healthy base position is a so-called ‘athletic stance’.
Here are 6 key points of a proper stance for free weight moves:
-) Weight evenly distributed between your feet, either shoulder width apart or using a staggered stance,
-) Knees slightly bent,
-) Upper body upright,
-) Abs tucked in, lower back flat or sightly arched,
-) Proud chest with shoulders back, but relaxed,
-) Head either straight or in extension of your spine to support a neutral position of your spine.
Straighten up and feel taller!