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Vail Health
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EXERCISES
YOU’RE DOING
INCORRECTLY
WELLNESS
Fix Your Form
by
KIM FULLER
FEATURING
VAL VASQUEZ, PHYSICAL THERAPIST
HOWARD HEAD SPORTS MEDICINE, GYPSUM
1 |
SQUAT
Full-body exercise for leg
and core strength.
form
critique
:
Don't lean too
far forward; this will increase stress on
your lower back. Stack your shoulders
over your hips. Knees commonly
collapse inward due to hip weakness,
so keep your knees directly over your
ankles. Shifting weight to one side is
common, which demonstrates muscle
imbalance or lack of motion in the hip,
knee or ankle. Keep your heels on the
ground and put your weight on them.
2 |
PLANK
Full-body strengthening pose for
core and abdominal strength.
form
critique
:
Abdominal weak-
ness often causes the lower back to
sag. Push through your elbows which
will keep shoulder blades against
ribcage. Do not allow shoulder blades
to squeeze together or lift off back
which is known as “scapular winging.”
Do create a solid plank, with no slop-
ing in your shoulders, back or hips.
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