8 Popular Exercises That Even Fitness Instructors Do Wrong

7. Side lunges

This exercise engages the inner thighs muscles. Although it is simple, improper execution can cause serious injury to the spine and knees.

Make mistakes

– The extended leg’s foot doesn’t touch the ground completely, while the toes on the other leg point outward.

– Turn the knee of the supporting leg to the side.

– The back leans forward.

The right technique

– Now, take a step to your side and pull your pelvis back so that the support leg’s thigh is parallel to the ground.

– The toes face forward and both feet are flat on a hard surface. The back is straight.

– The knee of your supporting leg is higher than your foot and the lower leg is parallel to the ground.

8. The boat exercise

Regularly performing the boat exercise can help strengthen your lumbar region, increase blood flow to the pelvic organs, relieve back pain, and improve blood circulation.

Make mistakes

– Keep your knees pressed against the ground in the initial position. This will cause the back muscles to engage and not the legs.

– The exercise reduces the strain on the back muscles by having the limbs bent.

The right technique

Start position: Place your arms and legs as far as you can, face down. Keep your hips tight so your knees don’t touch the ground.

– Now lift your chest, arms, and legs off the ground. Slowly lift them up, and keep doing so for about 2-4 seconds. Return to the original position.

Do you exercise at home often? What exercises are you including in your workouts?

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