Pay attention to all aspects of your exercise form. A break in good form can lead to a loss in productivity or worse, injury.
Take, for example, as basic an exercise as the squat. On the surface it seems like a fairly straightforward exercise to perform: you place a bar across your shoulders and squat up and down. Easy enough.
The fact of the matter, however, is that there’s much more to performing the squat correctly. You need a straight back and your eyes facing forward. You want to make sure that your knees are aligned with your feet and that you don’t lean forward too much. Your knees shouldn’t travel over your toes as you lower yourself and you should never, ever bounce at the bottom of the movement. Once you’ve mastered all of these individual elements you are ready to squat like a pro.
So, pay attention to detail in everything you do in the gym. Your body will thank you for your cooperation.