Active Autumn – Weight Lifting Tips
Get active this autumn.
If you are looking to get into some weighted exercise or even want to increase what you’re already pushing then check out these tips below:
It’s all about the power: It’s a common misconception that weightlifting is all about the number of reps. Aiming for the highest reps possible can cause your movement to become muscle-based rather than power-based, and lead to both bad technique and ultimately injury.
Don’t start off with heavy weights: Don’t try to lift too much, too soon. Start off with shorter training sessions and build on these as your experience grows to avoid overloading your body and causing injuries.
It’s not all about accessories – As weightlifting has become more popular, many taking up the sport feel that to be successful they need to use accessories. This can actually lead to an over reliance on accessories such as belts and make you believe that you are stronger than you are. Instead, try to reduce your reliance on extra accessories and really listen to your body, to avoid lifting too much too soon.