08-Mar-2018

Top 3 Mega-Mistakes + How to Fix Them

 

 

Top 3 Mega-Mistakes + How to Fix Them

 

We know the megaformer looks like a medieval torture machine. We promise it’s not — but we want you have the best HSM | Core experience possible! That's why we've talked to our coaches and come up with the top three mistakes people tend to make during class and, most importantly, how to correct them.

 
 
  1. Going too fast: If you’ve ever been to class, you’ve probably been told to slow. it. down. Using slow, controlled movements on the megaformer will ensure you get the most out of your work! “In order to build strong, dense and defined muscle, you have to make sure you keep constant tension while you’re working it,” says Sebastien Lagree, CEO and founder of Lagree Fitness. The movements we do on the megaformer work your slow-twitch muscle fibers, improving your body’s ability to burn energy longer and creating that long, lean physique. Speeding up can cause you to use momentum, making your work less strenuous, but also less likely to provide the mega-efficient results we all know and love. So, don’t increase your pace if you can help it — after all, it is only 40 minutes!
  2. Coming out of proper form to make an exercise “easier”: If you’re feeling fatigued during an exercise, you might think making changes to your form will make it easier. The truth is, coming out of proper form in any exercise — on or off the megaformer — will give you less out of your work and could even lead to injury. Our coaches are trained to make sure you’re in proper form throughout class, so pay attention to their instructions. Instead of tweaking your form, limit your range of motion when you feel your body getting tired (for example: don’t go quite as wide with your legs during Standing Inner Thighs). This is the easiest way to modify while making sure you’re still getting results and staying in safe alignment for your entire workout!
  3. Dropping out of the core/rounding of the shoulders and back during leg exercises: Speaking of proper form, it can be hard to remember your posture through all the elevator lunges, scrambled eggs and donkey kicks. However, this is the key to keeping your core on full-blast and getting that highly-sought-after six-pack! Throughout all of your leg exercises, your core should be engaged, back flat, and shoulders and chest open at all times.
 
Now that you’re fully-equipped to get the most out of the megaformer, it’s time to get to work! Sign up for class here.