Tips for a safe and successful strength program

Performing strength movements in the gym can be incredibly difficult and unsafe and needs to be safe and effective.

Safe and effective: Fitness expert Lukas Chodat says you should pay attention to your breathing during workouts, exhale as you work against the resistance.

Safe and effective: Fitness expert Lukas Chodat says you should pay attention to your breathing during workouts, exhale as you work against the resistance.

Tips to ensure your session is safe and effective includes:

Warm up and cool down to ensure you reduce your potential for injury.

Focus on technique not weight, ensure your form in correct before you start increasing load.

Pay attention to your breathing during workouts, exhale as you work against the resistance.

Keep challenging your muscles by slowly increasing weights or slowing down repetition speed.

Work all the major muscles groups at least 2-3 times per week.

Give your muscles time off, at least 48 hours between muscle groups before you exercise that body part again.

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