A community that I've been using to help me at the gym is Reddit's r/formcheck. It is a subreddit dedicated to novice/intermediate lifters posting form check videos and getting feedback.
I was thinking though, I really appreciate the help I've received from Fitness.SE, can I bring my form check videos here?
It seems this has been discussed before with a +8 on the question and a +6 on the only answer; I agree with this post. Personally, the best way to "[improve] your exercise performance or technique" is to get personalized feedback on your work.
The meta-question was asked 8 years ago. Since then, I can find 3 questions (search:
"form-check" is:question) that have posted in this manner: Elbow Tension, Stronglifts Form Check, and Deadlift w/ Form Checks. The first post is a photo. The second post is more of what I think we could use. The third post could be but they've removed the videos.
- A lot of beginners and intermediate level individuals could benefit from form checks;
- Form check style questions could drive more people to our site and generate more questions;
- Fitness.SE is currently set up in an OK fashion to implement form checks;
- Stack doesn't currently host video natively (requires another service, e.g. YouTube);
- Risk of videos getting deleted by users makes older questions obsolete?;
- How do you flag duplicate form checks? Does that even exist?;
- How do you make form check questions searchable?
I think we could start by creating a
Questions posted to
form-check would be subject to some form-check criteria and requirements. Maybe these could be set out in meta-post? Things like camera angle/elevation/rotation, minimum intensity (?), required reps (?), uploading platform (?), and # of form checks per question.
form-check questions would need to be more than just a title and video. Maybe some sort of self-assessment in the body as well as questions and concerns.
What are the community's thoughts?