Exercise form and technique is something that gets a lot of attention in the fitness world, but is it being over emphasised?
There is no one single way to perform an exercise.
Form i.e posture/positioning of body parts can make the movement pattern more or less efficient (use more or less energy) …
However, this will depend on your individual anatomy and what’s better for you won’t be better for someone else.
Your form can also be altered to target specific muscle groups.
Take a lunge for example. A forward lean will emphasise glute recruitment. An upright 90/90 position will be more quads.
Neither is right or wrong, they just serve a different purpose.
A squat and deadlift will look different on a person with long levers vs short.
Some will favour a wider stance and some narrower.
Where form matters in terms of efficacy of a movement is being able to recruit the right muscle groups.
For example, many people feel deadlifts, glute bridges and hip thrusts in the lower back and nothing in the glutes.
A simple tweak of form/technique (and some activation/visualisation) is normally all it takes to improve this (plus lots of repetition).
Ps. The answer to activating muscles definitely isn’t wearing a loop band!