I just wanted you all to know I write mainly from the heart and of course my experiences and knowledge on the subject Health & Fitness, so please forgive me?
For the record this blog is being written in a back of a Rover on route to Birmingham, just incase you wondered? Oh and I am not driving..From my last blog I posted on the (Myths of Resistance Training: The Benefits), I expressed the importances of including it in your fitness routine.
In this blog I am going to talk about the poor techniques, in particular using Les Mills (body pump) classes as an example.
Before I begin I don’t want to offend anyone who religiously attends this class or who teaches it, so in a nice and bluntly manner (don’t get your knickers in a twist), amen…
To the virginal participants that attend these classes and are unaware of the poor techniques they are demonstrated and lead you to believe it is correct. I have news for you, the answer is no.
I am going to give you some examples, starting with the (Dead Lift):
In body pump it teaches it participants to stand in a hip width position with toes facing forward, this is in fact correct, when holding the bar though, it tells it’s participants to take it to the top of their knee caps, this incorrect, adding that is not a dead lift.
Lets start from the beginning;
Firstly you stand hip width apart with both feet facing forward.
Take an over grip with your hands on the bar and bar holding it to your waist, obviously educate weight that you are able to lift as if you was squatting push with you gluts (your butt), backwards and lower the bar to your toes. Knees stay bent slightly throughout.
I have attached a link with a diagram demonstrating the correct technique I have just discussed.