“There was a point in my life where I thought that knowing what muscle groups were worked and targeted in an exercise was futile; there was even a point where I thought that mirrors in the gym were just for posers. I did not have a great trainer to teach me otherwise. I had trainers who just rattled out how all the muscles worked but not explaining why, or perhaps not even knowing why, but just doing it because everyone else does it.” – Taco Fleur
In the beginning of my career as a gym owner and fitness coach, I trained people that saw only part of an exercise pattern, the start and end phase, and thought that they were performing the pattern correctly as long as they got to that end phase in any way possible. I wish I had been better able to explain myself back then with more than just repetitive exercise correction.
I know now that in most cases understanding the WHY is more important than the correction itself. With this section I hope to get across to you the WHY for understanding muscles targeted, and the importance of using good form and technique.
With all that said, I hope that you will take the time to dig deeper and retain the information on muscle specifics.