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9 Exercises You’re Doing Wrong

Get sculpted—not sore—with these simple form fixes

Better Body Blunders

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You might be such a faithful gym-goer that even the cleaning staff knows you by name; but no matter how many sets and reps you log, if your workout isn’t giving you the results you want, poor form could be to blame. “Your body is engineered to move in precise ways,” explains exercise physiologist Michele Olson, PhD, creator of the DVD Perfect Legs, Glutes and Abs. “The wrong alignment—or even the wrong exercise altogether—doesn’t just stunt sculpting; it can also stress the body, leading to injuries that derail your progress.” Read on for 9 common workout blunders that Olson considers the sweaty equivalent of fingernails on the blackboard.

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