15 Best Training Tips
A recent clean-up on my IG highlights encouraged me to compile a list of training tips that I’ve shared (from said cleaned up shares). These were shared over the last 3 years and are all still very true and applicable. I commonly see these on a regular basis; in my gym, across social media platforms and sometimes within our Courtney For Life coaching community.
I hope you already know majority of these, but I also hope you can learn from these shares too!
Shitty form is a really good way to get injured - if you don’t know, ask someone like an online professional that you trust or a personal trainer at your gym
Cable weight stack hack: add a 2.5 or 5lb plate to the pin to incrementally increase weights
Use wrist straps (correctly!)
Apply tempos when using bands to encourage better control
Do more of the movements you suck at
You can progress without increasing weight (progressive overload)
Don’t overlook bodyweight movements
When doing core work: you want to feel the reps in your abdominals, not in your hip flexors
Use full ROM; no full = no results
DB shoulder press: the weights don’t touch at the top (press straight up over your shoulders)
Watch anatomy videos on YouTube to better understand muscle movements
Don’t let the weight stack drop (rest) between reps
Take your time to learn movements
Don’t stand on an elevation for a deficit movement if you aren’t actually going to increase the range of motion
Don’t overlook warm ups and cool downs
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