Health Fitness

Quality is more important than quantity in exercise

How you do your repetitions in your exercise movement is much more important than how many repetitions you do. Your exercise should focus on quality, not quantity. Because it must be about quality, you will focus and perform each movement of the exercise with purpose and diligence. It is common practice to go by the number of repetitions. If you modify that practice and go with some other factor (like time), then you will focus on quality. For example, you could try doing 35 seconds of lunges instead of 10 to 12 reps of lunges. Later, after you’ve mastered your form, you can perform reps on lunges.

Also, you can overextend yourself in certain exercises. From my personal experience, I have tried to maximize pull-ups. I ended up hyperextending my shoulder joints. This affected my overall upper body routine. I should have initially focused on mastering my pull-ups. 2-3 reps of good form pull-ups are more beneficial (and safer) than 10-12 forced reps of awkward pull-ups. By keeping my abdominal muscles tight, keeping my shoulder joint tight and secure, and maintaining my proper form (perhaps trying them out using a chair or bench), this would have prevented injuries that could have a long-lasting effect on your exercise routine. As I discovered, your shoulders are a delicate and intricate joint. Requires you to have mobility movements (eg, shoulder rolls) and static stretches (eg, shoulder pulldowns or hanging from a pull-up bar) with strength exercises (eg, upright rows and pull-ups) ).

This is the lesson of quality, not quantity.

Another example of quality over quantity concerns running. I love running. It is one of the best exercises to speed up metabolism. Now, most people would assume that the longer you run, the better. They jogged, walked or ran for hours like a marathon runner. Instead, for your overall fitness, it’s better (and shorter) to do interval runs and sprints. This would be great for joints and general fitness. Both a marathon runner and sprinters are excellent athletes. But, I’d rather look like a sprinter than a marathon runner. It’s about quality over quantity.

One last example would be push-ups. I thought and assumed that the more push-ups, the better. Once you master the push-up move, you should do more complex and compound push-up moves. It is important to first master the push-up motion. You must keep your abdominal muscles contracted. You must be able to keep your body (for example, your back) straight during the movement. Later, you can do palm push-ups, plyometric push-ups, T-bends (or yoga), etc. to challenge and give more quality.