So, what exactly are the differences between proper and poor form training?
The following information provides an overview of some of the key differences. The following sections provide further details on each of these. If you are interested in the actual research evidence, please click on the link for the article at the bottom of the page. If you want a deeper explanation of each of these, I encourage you to read my book. Also, I have added some links to my website for additional information.
The benefits of proper form training are many. A recent study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine found that training with good form is better than training with poor form and that even the most mediocre form can still be beneficial. The researchers concluded that they needed to examine the full range of forms in order to understand why certain form methods work better than others.
The authors recommended that fitness trainers who don't have access to a good training program spend time with the people who do have one, and find out what works best for them.
The researchers also suggest that trainers find the optimal training program for their clients and then use that program for at least 6 weeks.