Watch your Form when Lifting (Don’t be Like Me Today!)

Be extra careful with this move to have your abs held tight and your back straight before starting the swing
Be extra careful with this move to have your abs held tight and your back straight before starting the swing

Ouch!! Yup, I made the critical mistake this morning during my weighted cardio workout! When it came time to do the second round of ‘kettle bell’ swings, I didn’t take the time to get my form right before starting the move. Well, as a result, I felt a sudden sharp pain in my right lower back and had to stop the move and lie on the floor. I am so mad at myself now as I definitely know better than to perform a lifting move without checking my form first! 😬.  No matter how strong, flexible or fit we are, watching our form is a very important part of lifting to prevent injury.

Now, as I write this, I am spending extra time on the foam roller trying to get the sharp knots out…ouch!! Dang it!! Too bad I had to get this reminder the hard way…

This was not exactly the topic I had planned to write about today, but decided to shift gears to serve as a reminder to you to be sure to check your form before lifting.  Don’t mess up like I did today…its going to take me a few days to get functionally back to normal now…Grrr

As important as muscle building is for our balance, strength, hormone balance, and body shape…its so important to remember to have proper form and follow the instructions of the professional trainer…  Lesson learned!

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