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Respect the weight you have in your hands. It’s got the potential to injure you if you don’t.
Tired? Squeeze your hands on the bar or dumbbells and if you can’t apply much force, you’re probably fatigued.
If you have a bar in your hands, try to mimic “breaking the bar in half” when pushing or pulling. It’ll help tighten up your body as you do so, especially engaging your lats as you pull.
If you’re a person who is just starting out in the gym, getting mobile and establishing sound movement patterns are your priority. If you can’t execute a proper hinge at the hips for example, you should not be doing something like a kettlebell swing. Fundamentals first.
Leave your ego at the door. More is not better. I’d much rather see 3 good reps than 20 rubbish ones.
Do you have the weight, or does it have you? Without control you have an ineffective lift. Potentially dangerous too.
Ignore the people around you. You’re not there for their goals.
When pulling, chest out, chin up. Your elbows travel past your back.
When pushing (or pulling), recruit as much of your body into the lift as possible. Puff your chest out and jam your shoulders into the pad.
Think about the muscles you’re trying to target. Put your mind in them. Just don’t go through the motions.