Originally Posted by Off Road
This discussion brings up an important question...How did you figure out you had bad form and how did you go about fixing it?
Originally Posted by BendtheBar
Powerlifting and strength training articles.
Bodybuilding magazines never really gave much more than a cursory insight into proper form. I met a powerlifter at work and he recommended checking into Westside. I started reading articles by Louie Smmons, and then Rippetoe.
Some books don't even give any guidelines on form and actually expect the reader to already know how to do the exercise even at a base level, which is bad.
Following a few pictures doesn't really permit the exerciser to know how the body should be responding...you can pipe and ice a piece of cardboard but when you cut in to it you'll realise it's NO cake, it's the same with exercise form which is not just an outward presentation but the entire body working in harmony right down to a tail tuck or retracted scapula.
A lot of books fail, in that respect.