Friday, May 6, 2016

13 Exercises You Should Never Do and Why

The information contained in this blog post is for educational purposes only. The reader assumes the risks associated with performing the exercises described within, which may (or may not) be dangerous if performed incorrectly. Please consult your physician before beginning this or any other exercise program.

13 Exercises You Should Never Do and Why

1. Back Squats: Because they cause your knees, hips, and back to explode. Except if you do them correctly.

2. Bench press: Because your pecs are already strong from sitting hunched over at a computer all day... right?

3. Deadlifts: See back squats.

4. Pull-ups: Aren't those that flailing exercise that the CrossFighters do? I heard they cause rhabdo.

5. Upright Rows: Because they automatically impinge your shoulders (unless you have healthy shoulders and they don't).

6. Face Pulls: Because they strengthen the oft-neglected posterior deltoids, which deserve to be neglected. Stupid posterior deltoids.

7. Military press: Because putting weights over your head is just dangerous. Everybody knows that. And don't forget about that pesky shoulder impingement.

8. Bicep Curls: Because they are so non-functional. They only help you pick things up and bring them to your mouth.

9. Power Cleans: See bicep curls. Oh wait, you mean power cleans aren't just explosive reverse curls?!

10. Crunches: Because Stu McGill says so, and you don't mess with that mustache.

11. Glute Bridges & Hip Thrusts: They just look so... sexual. How embarrassing.

12. Burpees: Because when do you ever get up and down off the floor in the real world? That's almost as bad as bicep curls.

13. Turkish Get-ups: see burpees, glute bridges and hip thrusts, crunches, AND military press.

Bonus. Shrugs: Because they will make you jacked and tan.

RELATED: For more 'Things You Should Never Do in the Gym,' CLICK HERE.

P.S. This entire list is in jest. Lists like this are stupid. There's no need to vilify exercises, for there's no such thing as bad exercises, only bad exercises for a particular person.

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