The last question on the poll was asking the respondents to list the reasons they believe for the incorrect exercise postures and executions. The main reason stated, with 44% respondents agreeing, was that people were simply ‘trying to do too much’, some respondents went further with 39% stating a ‘lack of education’ and a further 32% saying gym users ‘trying to impress their peers’ was to blame.
Sweatband CEO, Maz Darvish, commented on the research findings to date saying:
“You see all kinds of techniques undertaken when exercising and these techniques are often incorrect. Not only does this mean people are failing to get the most out of their workout, but it can also lead to serious injuries. It’s important to get your posture correct. If you’re unsure, ask one of the instructors in the gym. If you’re doing a home fitness
routine, it’s worth doing some research to make sure that you’re optimising your routine. If in doubt, you should reduce the weight. Quality not quantity is the key when it comes to working out.”
Source: fht.org.uk Sweatband.com