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Fit Tip: Videotape Your Form

Whether you're working on your softball pitch, your golf swing at the driving range, or upper-body exercises, everyone can benefit from watching themselves. Checking your overall form will help improve your technique and might just prevent an injury. Watching yourself in a mirror is great, but sometimes you're too busy concentrating on what you're doing to be able to check yourself with a critical eye. You also won't be able to see yourself from all angles. Not only that, but for some sports and activities watching yourself in a mirror is just not an option, like swimming. So get a friend to videotape you. A fitness buddy would be even better because you can take turns videotaping each other and offering up suggestions so you can both benefit. It's a great way to improve your performance in whatever you're doing, and also feel good about what you're doing right.

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thejetset thejetset 9 years
I used to do this for cheerleading and gymnastics. When I do my workouts now, I just look in the mirror
lolababy575 lolababy575 9 years
My dad does this all of the time with his golf swing and I had been thinking of video taping my stride while on a treadmill soon to make sure my form is helping - not hurting - me. We also used to do this all the time for dance team to make sure that everything was perfect.
Allytta Allytta 9 years
great advise, i use to play big tennis for 4 years and my parents took pictures of my swing... and i saw what my trainer was talking about... it was awful. and it helped me.
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