Proper technique resources

Discussion in 'Basic Training Principles and Methods' started by imported_fadi, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. Hello all,

    I am not new to training, but I do feel that I am not performing some workouts correctly. I am looking for resources be it online or books that describe detailed proper techniques.

    Most resources have quick how-to description or pictures to follow, but they do not go into proper details to maximize your workout.

    Anyone aware of such resources?
     
  2. exrx.net has some good movies with good form representatives, but not all show the greatest execution.
     
  3. Metka

    Metka New Member

  4. I am aware of exrx.net website, but it is yet another site that shows quick demo and two liners of how to perform a move. For example, look at their bent over rows or bench press. Simply doing the motion does not mean doing it right. They do not talk about how to perform proper form at all.
     
  5. Rakki

    Rakki New Member

    hey Fadi
    try this site:
    http://stumptuous.com/dorkdiva.html

    it's kinda written for girls but Exercise form is exercise form, and Krista (the writer) has hit the nail on the head for good form descriptions

    it's a little more descriptive than exrx.com, although alot less exercises are represented
     
  6. Captain Crunch

    Captain Crunch New Member

    Check out bodybuilding.com They have some videos of how to perform many movements.
     
  7. Thanks Rakki :) she has good information.

    Thanks all for your input!
     
  8. Rakki

    Rakki New Member

    No Probs [​IMG]
     
  9. Just get the bible: 'The Insider's Tell-All Handbook on Weight-Training Technique' by Stuart McRobert.
     
  10. lestat02852

    lestat02852 New Member

  11. precious_roy

    precious_roy New Member

    If that is the one that describes the 30 exercises, I would recommend the same thing. He writes a couple of pages about proper form and the flexibility required to complete each exercise and then some alternatives. A very good resource.
     
  12. proteus9

    proteus9 New Member

    As someone working in the biomechanics / rehab field, I couldn't recommend this any more highly.
    Another recommendation would be Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe - best coverage of bench, squat, deadlift, and clean I have ever seen (200 pages, 4 exercise - you do the math :D )
    Nathan
     
  13. Thanks guys, I ordered both books :)
     

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