In this busy age, it is very easy to pop into a class on the way home from work for a quick bout of exercise. It’s convenient and economical, but is it the best use of your valuable time? Most exercise modalities, especially those found in large group classes - whether it be in gyms, parks or some Yoga and Pilates studios have a tendency to focus on ‘working up a sweat’ and moving through exercises with little or no correction.
“there is no point in doing 100 push ups if they are all done with poor execution and in bad form”
You will achieve far better quality of movement, posture and physical outcomes when you pay attention to the detail of the exercise and the precision of its execution. Quality always trumps quantity— there is no point in doing 100 push ups if they are done with poor execution and form which leads to muscle imbalance, movement dysfunction and potential injury. It’s much better to do fewer repetitions, making sure they are done correctly and in good form.
Learning proper technique improves the integrity and quality of an exercise. Proper technique teaches and conditions the muscles to work interdependently which instills well-balanced functional movements into every day life as well as other exercise disciplines.
My advice is slow down and not rush your workouts. Make your efforts count by being mindful about how you move through each exercise. Be systematic in your approach to your strength training and work the co-ordination of muscle to best aid your muscle memory. Invest the time to teach your body the correct technique, because its not going to teach itself!