Happy Monday. A couple of weeks ago you learnt about how to make the best damn post-workout shake you’ll ever have. This week we’re switching from workout nutrition to workout execution and strategy.
Let’s get started.
When it comes to working out, you want maximum results in the most efficient amount of time.
Putting together a workout plan that works for you is usually the best way to go about doing it – but there’s another factor that most people shirk or don’t truly focus on.
If you’ve bought and read SUPP UP. No Bull, Gym In A Bag Workout Guide you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about – exercise form.
This post is here to elaborate even more on why it’s so important.
When you’re looking to make strength and size gains, just picking the best exercises that work for you isn’t enough – you’ve got to make sure that like quality workout nutrition, with quality exercises, comes quality form.
Recruiting as many muscles fibers in a movement as possible is critical in having true progress when it comes to increasing strength and overall ability.
I always believe that when you do an exercise, keeping strict form is important, only allowing the use of a little body english to happen when you’re trying to reach overload, and very sparingly.
So naturally, I always like to envision that with each rep I do, I act like there’s a beginner watching me whom I’m teaching how to do the exercise for the first time.
Muscle & Motion helps me help other people do just this, without my having to actually be there. It’s a website dedicated to instructional videos of how to execute proper form in a number of strength exercises.
It doesn’t show people doing the exercises, but instead shows animations of the muscles used, how they’re worked, common mistakes, and much more.
If you’ve bought the workout guide already but haven’t downloaded the app yet, I’ve teamed up with Muscle & Motion to make things easier for you.
Use my coupon code suppup20 on their website and you’ll get 20% off when you make your purchase.
This is exactly why I suggest in the book that my readers use it in conjunction with the information I provide in certain chapters.
Proper form isn’t just about increasing strength gains either – it’s about avoiding injury, training muscle memory, and ensuring you’re taking your muscles through the correct range of motion, taking unnecessary stress off joints, tendons, and ligaments.
When it comes to working out, always remember this:
If you’re going to do something, do it right the first time and every time thereafter. Put in the work properly and it’ll reward you long-term, again and again.
That goes not just for working out, but life in general.
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Drop by next week for yet another great post to add to your workout and nutrition arsenal.
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