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First Move principles teach us how to use our bodies safely and effectively to avoid physical strain and injury.
Angelina Marshall

First Move principles teach us how to use our bodies safely and effectively to avoid physical strain and injury.

 

It’s great to be active and look after your physical wellbeing but it is important you are aware of your technique to ensure your efforts don’t result in pain or injury.  Many activities at the gym require pushing, pulling and gripping actions.  Activities such as: Bench Press, Push Ups, Seated Rows, Pull Ups, Dead Lifts, Biceps Curls, Cable Activities, Kettle Bells.


First Move Principles teach us:
• Breathe Out

  • Breathing Out with a heavy action will use your core abdominal muscles for strength and avoid strain.

• Power Pinky

  • Using Pinky Power will use your strong abdominal muscles for power and remove any strain on your neck, shoulders and arms.

o Have the weight on the power side of your hand when pushing
o Squeeze your pinky finger when gripping to increase grip strength

• Power Position

  • Elbows down in the Power Position will use your core abdominal muscles for strength as well as remove any strain on your neck and shoulders

Here are some First Move tips for some common activities at the gym. Apply these principles to all the activities you do.

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