Are you guilty of doing an exercise that isn’t good for you? I know I am.
Before I learned about how the body works and choosing correct exercises, I was guilty of trying exercises because they looked cool or they were difficult.
Lets go over some exercises that are commonly seen around the gym but actually aren’t good for you. When you go into your gym next, or into your boot camp classes, check to see who’s doing these exercises. Hopefully they aren’t the fitness instructors that are supposed to be helping people.
Is it hard? Oh yea. Is it safe? Mmmm, not so much. The burpee requires a lot of stabilization through your core (deep abs and back muscles) with a lot of power generation and stability through the rest of your joints, especially the lower body. Have ankle, knee, hip, or back problems? Then this probably isn’t for you.
Behind the Neck Shoulder Press
Shoulder Shrugs with a roll
It doesn’t work the traps (upper back/neck) any more to roll your shoulders. It may seem harder but it just looks and feels funky.
If you have a question, don’t be afraid to ask somebody. Why are you doing that exercise? Is it truly helping your body? Is there a better exercise you could be doing?
If you have a question on exercises I am more than happy to help. Just comment below or message me.
Exercise should be fun AND safe.
In order to achieve something you’ve never done before, you must be willing to become somebody you’ve never been before