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5 Exercises You Should Never Do

Do You Avoid These Danger Zones?

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  • yes, i used to do these very exercises, no wonder I my hips hurt for a year or more after this. - 3/21/2015 5:11:29 PM
  • I'm so glad I saw this on my start page this morning. I've done all of those exercises, but I will change them right away. - 3/21/2015 2:01:34 PM
  • This is a great article. Now that I see the demo's I can see how it would hurt myself and others. Thanks so much Doc! - 2/24/2015 9:58:46 AM
  • 🎵🎵danger zone 🎵🎵🎵 - 12/23/2014 11:18:10 AM
  • Ah, the hovering leg lift. During my last week of boot camp, my company was pretty complacent. One of the company commanders caught us goofing off as we came out of the mess hall. The punishment? A 45-minute PT session right there, right after stuffing ourselves on spaghetti & meatballs. I particularly remember holding our ankles 12" about the ground, then up to 45 degrees, then back down, then back up. OMG it was awful.

    At least I wasn't the person who puked up dinner. - 10/19/2014 12:35:29 AM
  • CAESERINE
    Three out of five of these exercises we did back in high school, and the hovering leg lifts were absolutely killer. I remember being in so much pain doing those, and not just because I was overweight! - 9/6/2014 2:57:51 PM
  • It seems like for some of these it isn't the exercise itself that's the problem - they can be really good with some straightforward modifications; the issue is the balance of power between various muscle groups. Of course, if doing a particular exercise causes pain (the bad kind)...don't do it. - 7/12/2014 10:50:42 PM
  • If these are exercises to avoid then why can you find some of them on the fitness recommendations? Not sure what to think. - 7/12/2014 12:19:55 PM
  • If these are exercises to avoid then why can you find some of them on the fitness recommendations? Not sure what to think. - 7/12/2014 12:16:15 PM
  • I've avoided most of these, especially #2 since they just didn't feel right. - 7/12/2014 8:00:05 AM
  • I've been strength training for years, and this is the first time I'd heard of some of these risks. I don't know if I'll give up my upright rows or seated leg extensions, but I'll definitely pay more attention if my joints start giving me trouble. - 7/12/2014 7:04:23 AM
  • I've been strength training for years, and this is the first time I'd heard of some of these risks. I don't know if I'll give up my upright rows or seated leg extensions, but I'll definitely pay more attention if my joints start giving me trouble. - 7/12/2014 7:04:22 AM
  • Good article on preventing injury! The owners of Quality Strength here in Tucson do NOT do any of these unsafe moves. In fact, one where you back up to a chair and lower yourself for tricep work, ...is ALSO a no no. Very hard on the rotator cuff. - 7/12/2014 1:00:37 AM
  • Stopping at 90 degrees doing a squat places the maximum sheer stress on the knee joint according to the current research. If sumo wrestlers and people of all ages can comfortable squat to full depth even sitting for long periods with their buttocks resting on the back of their legs I doubt that the stop at 90 degrees is a valid recommendation. Learning to do a proper squat is a better recommendation.

    As an aside doing triceps dips with the hands place on a chair or bench behind the back is a noted do not do exercise however the Propel ad on virtually every article page in the forums has the model doing just that exercise. I suggest that allowing that to be a part of Spark is flawed and misleading. - 4/25/2014 10:21:27 AM
  • MADSPLATT
    powerlifters and bodybuilders disagree with your squat advice... and they lift much more weight than anyone here. if your form is good and you have the joint mobility going below 90 degrees isn't a problem. - 4/9/2014 4:17:10 PM

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