Hey, everybody, it is Motivational Monday!
If you want to build a complete physique, form matters.
Using proper form not only allows you to get stronger and more muscular, but it also allows your joints, ligaments, and tendons to go through a full range of motion.
If your joints, ligaments, and tendons are weak, then you will be more susceptible to injury.
Half-reps also prepare you for a total disaster when you finally perform a full rep.
I once saw a trainee on social media who had been performing half-reps in the bench press.
One day they had a bench press competition at the local commercial gym using 405lbs.
He had easily performed half-reps with 315lbs, 355lbs, and 385lbs with little to no effort.
He was cocky and thought his strength matched that of Luke Cage.
But the 405lb bench press had to be a full rep to the chest for the impromptu meathead challenge.
The second he passed the halfway point you saw his chest fold in and turn purple.
The man suffered a torn pec. His chest had never felt the full range of performing a proper bench press. He paid a very steep price.
Don’t let your ego get the best of you. Use a full range of motion and your strength will improve in time.
Check out the video above to learn about the 3 cues that will help you clean up your form in the dip. You want to maximize all of the muscle and strength that you can get out this timeless, upper-body builder.
Trust the process.
I’ll holla at you next time.
The People’s Trainer,
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