I’m sure you’ve seen them at your local gym during your aerobics class – participants that just don’t seem to care about their form while they are working out. They seem to think that their technique doesn’t matter as long as they are moving and burning calories, what’s the point? This rationality is true to a point because they will yield some type of benefit as long as they are moving and increasing their heart rate.
This type of behavior is typically seen with participants that are new to the art of an aerobic workout, yet somehow they still seem to gain some type of benefit from their workout. The easiest way to tell the difference between a beginner from a participant that is very proficient in aerobics is obviously in their aerobic fitness technique and form. Keep in mind that the “professionals” are not necessarily showing off as there is a whole lot more to proper technique then just looking good.
The Key Reason
Perhaps the most important purpose for using proper technique when performing aerobic moves is to avoid negating the benefits that each exercise is supposed to provide. Simply put, performing your exercises with an improper technique may still offer some benefits, such as weight loss, however the benefit you would receive had they been performed properly will be considerably reduced. In the end, you may become discouraged from continuing your exercise program because you feel that you are not receiving the benefits you thought … Read more ... “Understanding Aerobic Fitness Techniques”