- Learning the right technique of exercise is important
- It enables the exercise to target the right muscles
- It reduces risk of injury while doing strength training
Exercising, especially strength training, is important. And exercising with the right technique is equally important. Emphasising on the same is captain of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli. His regular Instagram followers would know how often the stalwart shares tidbits of fitness regime on Instagram. However, his one post this morning particularly grabbed our attention. He shared a video doing powerlifts, one from three years ago in July 2016 and the other from July this year. In both the videos, Virat can be seen giving his best to every rep of powerlifting, which is considered to be one of the most effective strength training exercises. The only difference between the two is Virat’s improved strength and mobility in the video on the right (from July 2019).
Virat Kohli on strength training: learn the right technique first, then increase weights
He writes in the caption of the post, “Always take more time to get the technique right before wanting to take the weight up. Same exercise 3 years apart. Regular work on it and constantly focusing on technique has improved my mobility and full body strength too. So always be patient with learning something new. Stay fit stay healthy (sic)”.