In today’s video I want to go over the eight worst exerts that you should never do again. Severely never again let’s jump right into this with the very first workout tricep dips on a bench. I don’t know why it took me so long to realise how bad this exercise really is.
When doing tricep dips on a bench your putting excessive pressure on your rotator cuff by rotating their most internally rotated stance and your even putting excessive pressure on your elbows just by planting your hands behind your back. No matter how many times I’ve done this exercise it always feels uncomfortable because you have multiple joints in compromised positions.
There’s a high opportunity that you can strain your rotator cuff and it’s really difficult to properly load this exercise with weight so I highly recommend you skip out on this one. Instead try Skull Crushers with an EZ bar for a far better tricep workout. Another dangerous exercises you should stop doing right away is the lat pulldown behind the head.
Although Im pleased to say I’ve been seeing this exercise done less and less unfortunately there still are a few people that continue doing this exercise. I dont know why, perhaps theyve insured one too many Rocky movies and they just don’t know how bad this exercise is for you. Now it’s most important that you don’t get this confused with regular laboratory pull-downs where you’re pulling the bar in front of you because that’s a great workout. When you go behind the head you once again pudding a lot of stress on your shoulder joint more specifically the front of your shoulder joint. Not only are you externally rotating your limb genuinely far back you’re also horizontally kidnapping both you elbows in a very unnatural position to get the bar behind your head and neck.
Once again a better alternative would be a regular lat pulldown or regular wide grip Pull-Ups. Another exercising that totally sucks is the leg extension machine. I mean believe for yourself how often are you going to sit down and merely extend your legs out. it’s not a very functional exercise and for most people that are looking to get a great workout in the shortest sum of day possible there are far better exercises like squattings for example.
If you’re use the leg extension machine to deplete your quads at the end of your workout that’s one thing but if you’re the type of person that’s moving from machine to machine and you go from the leg press machine to the leg extension machine to the leg curl machine you’re going to be route better off merely skipping all those machines and doing squats deadlifts lunges and actual functional workouts. Why do I recommend these exercises well because you’re actually going to be building your stabilizer muscles and using your body’s natural motion patterns in ways that can actually apply to the real world. Get really strong at doing leg extensions even if you max out the stack pretty much means nothing. If you get really strong at barbell squattings that can serve as a benefit to almost every sport and every functional activity…….
Next on the listing we have upright rows. This exercising is done to develop the shoulders and the traps. Barbell upright rows are worse for your shoulder joint than dumbbell upright rows because your hands are locked forcing you into an unnatural scope of motion. However, both dumbbells and barbell upright rows can injury the shoulder joint. As you bring your arms up the upper arms will rotate internally in the shoulder. Without perfect form and very healthy shoulders you can easily cause an injury on any random rep.
This risk isn’t well warranted either. There are much better exercises for the shoulders such as Arnold press, lateral creates, and frontal creates just to name a few. Another damaging exercising for the shoulders is behind the head shoulder presses. This injuries the shoulders in all the same routes that running behind the head with lat pull down does. Once again you are fully externally rotating your arms and putting extra strain on your neck when performing this exercise.
On top of that surveys suggest that there is no significant advantage to doing press behind the head. In fact because you will probably have to lift less weight when going behind the head you may get less outcomes than if you grabbed a heavier weight and just did regular military presses.
Both regular barbell and dumbbell shoulder presses will work much better in place of this exercise. Next we have the smith machine. Now there are a lot of workouts that I detest on the smith machine, but one of the worst is the smith machine squat.