Amuze me and do this little experiment. Get a hand weight OR water...whatever you have on hand right now. Now...sit in your chair with your legs hip width apart and positon your elbow inbetween your knee and hip (on your inner thigh). We're going to do a concentration curl. First..I want you start wth your arm fully extended towards the floor and I want you to grip the weight with all your might and curl up. NOW...repeat that BUT...this time let the weight rest in your palm, loose fingers.......
You should have felt it more in your bicep with a relaxed hand. It's NO different for any other exercise. If your form is wrong...you're not working the muscle to it's full potential. If you don't have a trainer...do your homework, and listen to your body :)
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I am now counting the exact amount of reps I do for each exercise. I stop an exercise when I start using poor form due to fatigue. This is both motivational as I try to beat my number and it keeps me using good form which prevents injury and maximizes the benefit of the move.
You can click on an exercise listed in the strength section and it will bring up a screen where you can change number of reps.
At 65, I've just had Rotator Cuff surgery. After surgery and the pain meds wore off, I couldn't lift my right arm up to my waist without the help of my left arm. Daily Rehab is painful, but every two or three days I see progress and my shoulder hurts less and less. Would you believe I'm now exercising each day? Both my injured shoulder and the rest of my body. I never thought that actual physical pain could be a Motivator. Motivation comes to you in strange packages, so be prepared to seize it -
no matter what form it comes in.
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