If you’re unsure about technique, here are a few tips:
#1: Start by watching the exercise tutorial videos very closely, paying special attention to the optimal range of motion. Check the crucial points in the video and try to replicate the movement very slowly. As you follow the movements, think carefully about things like “does my chest really touch the ground?” or “are my hips really below my knees?”
#2: Ask your training buddy to evaluate your technique and check all the movement points while you slowly perform the exercise. If you’re training alone, take a video with your smartphone or place yourself next to a mirror and check your execution during training or afterwards.
#3: Compare your execution of the exercise to that in the tutorial video. Pay attention to every minor detail such as movement, core tension, alignment of body parts, etc. Be sure to not only look at the key points that are mentioned, but also the overall form of the athlete. How do they look, compared to your performance?
It doesn’t matter if you’ve already done 7000 Burpees over the last year. Technique is something that can always be improved. Take technique training seriously and develop a passion for practice. It’s the key to progress, results, and safe training.