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 and the road to the ER.
Half-reps also prepare you for a total disaster when you finally perform a full rep. Let me hit you with a story real quick.
I once saw a trainee on social media who had been performing half-reps in the bench press.
One day all of the local meatheads decided to have an impromptu bench press competition at the local commercial gym using 405lbs.
The guy who I saw on social media was actually in this farce of a contest. 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 instantly 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.
I hate to see any lifter get injured but in the iron game you cannot let your ego get the best of you. You have plenty of time to get stronger and add weight to your lifts, but you only have one time to suffer a potentially career altering or threatening injury.
Check out the video above to learn about the 3 cues that will help you learn how to do dips correctly. You want to maximize all of the muscle and strength that you can get out of this timeless, upper-body builder.
Trust the process.
I’ll holla at you next time.
The People’s Trainer,
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