Akshay Dhanraj Tiwari

In today’s article, we will look at the three mistakes many men make while exercising their upper body.

It is essential that you maintain good form and posture while doing any type of exercise. This is more important when you’re dealing with weights. One wrong move and you could seriously injure yourself or get an injury that will leave you in your bedroom and out of the gym for days.

Thus, if you want to know how to keep proper posture while doing your upper-body weight training, here’s a little guide for you that has been shared by one of our contributors, Akash Dhanraj Tiwari.

3 Mistakes You Can Avoid While Doing Upper Body Workouts

Check out the video below:

In this video, Akash shows us three different upper body exercises that many men do in the wrong way.

Lat Pulldown

The first one is the lat pulldown exercise which is meant for your torso and back muscles. The right way to do it as Akash has shown is to do it without bending backward. Keep your back straight and pull down slowly without any jerks and sudden movements.

An easy way to achieve the right posture for this exercise is to make sure that your head remains in the same position throughout the repetition. If you observe that your head is moving too behind, then you’re doing it wrong.

Dumbbell Fly

One of the most popular shoulder exercises to build muscles is the dumbbell fly that you can see Akash doing in the second part of the video. As shown in it, you need to keep your back straight, or else you’re going to pull a muscle that would send your workout for a toss.

Bicep Curls

Probably the most common exercise in weight training is the bicep curls done with dumbbells. Even in this one, make sure that your back is straight and your elbows remain close to your body.

Observe how Akash has maintained the right posture with the top part of his arms stationary and only the forearm moving upward. This is the right way to do the bicep curl and avoid any injuries.

We hope you liked this brief guide on how to maintain the right posture for your upper body workouts. To know more in detail, you can get in touch with Akash on his Instagram id @akashdhanrajtiwari

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