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- See Kata for "Form" as used in the context of martial arts.
Exercises or drills in sport have a recognized way of performing the movements that have two purposes:
By using proper or 'good' form, the risk of injury is lowered. A lack of proper form commonly results in injury or a lack of effect from the exercise being performed
Good form ensures that the movement only uses the main muscles, and avoids recruiting secondary muscles. As a muscle fatigues, the body attempts to compensate by recruiting other muscle groups and transferring force generation to non-fatigued units. This reduces the benefits in strength or size gain experienced by the muscles as they are not worked to failure.
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