Friday fitness * Improve your workout
Have a more effective workout by following a few simple guidelines.
- Be sure you’re well-rested. If you’re tired, you may fall victim to sloppy technique, poor judgment and even injury.
- Be sure you’re well-hydrated. Your body moves better when it’s hydrated, and the chance of injury is reduced. It’s like your car engine running better with motor oil.
- Keep your knees slightly bent – even when lifting free weights. Locking your knees can lead to injury.
- Warm up and cool down. Yes, you’ve heard it a million times – warm up before you start a workout and stretch when you’re finished. This is not the place to save a few minutes.