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    5 worst exercise to do in the gym?

    I've read in a recent articles that these are the five worst exercises to do in the gym
    1. Machine leg extenstion
    2. chest flyes
    3. Behind the neck shoulder presses
    4. Upright row
    5. Dumbbell isolation curls

    Basically the article said that it's better to do compound exercises that develops functional movement rather than isolation and machine exercises because they make you prone to injury. I agree that compound exercises are great but I think machines have their place too! Which ones of these do you do in the gym?

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    Re: 5 worst exercise to do in the gym?

    I do four of the five!!!

    1. Machine leg extenstion
    2. Chest flyes
    4. Upright row
    5. Dumbbell isolation curls

    I LOVE the machine leg extension!! It burs so dang good!




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    Re: 5 worst exercise to do in the gym?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vickeree View Post
    I've read in a recent articles that these are the five worst exercises to do in the gym
    1. Machine leg extenstion
    2. chest flyes
    3. Behind the neck shoulder presses
    4. Upright row
    5. Dumbbell isolation curls

    Basically the article said that it's better to do compound exercises that develops functional movement rather than isolation and machine exercises because they make you prone to injury. I agree that compound exercises are great but I think machines have their place too! Which ones of these do you do in the gym?
    I do 3 of the 5
    Leg Extensions. I alternate doing them before compound move and after, change each week.
    Upright Row. I like them with dumbbells. Doesn't limit range of motion as much.
    Dumbbell isolation curls. Great finishing move, good squeeze and higher reps for me.

    I agree compound movements are a must. But these movements help target specific areas.



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    Re: 5 worst exercise to do in the gym?

    #1 worst to do in a gym is to curl in the squat rack.




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    Re: 5 worst exercise to do in the gym?

    How about deadlifts with a curved back? I see a lot of people at the gym trying to lift heavy weights and I cringe every time. It is called bodybuilding for a reason, not powerlifting.




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    Re: 5 worst exercise to do in the gym?

    I guess it all depends on the context and on your goals. If you have a specific weakness, then doing some of the exercise above would help...




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    Re: 5 worst exercise to do in the gym?

    4 of the 5! My shoulders cant handle behind the neck movements.

    Did the article say why machines made you more prone to injury?

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    4 of the 5! My shoulders cant handle behind the neck movements any more.

    Did the article say why machines make one more prone to injury?




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    Re: 5 worst exercise to do in the gym?

    4 of the 5.




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    Re: 5 worst exercise to do in the gym?

    Squats can be dangerous of not done properly.

    As for machines I think people get over confident.

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    Re: 5 worst exercise to do in the gym?

    I would make sure to use the proper form first of all, when it come to the gym or doing any exercise at all. The leg press is one exercise that is mechanically bad for your body, because it puts a lot stress on your knees and lower back.




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    Re: 5 worst exercise to do in the gym?

    I wouldn't do anything leg weight press or push up for any reason whatsoever because I saw one horrible gym disaster one day when one guy was pushing up massive weight with his legs and they crushed his bones. He became a cripple for life as a result of the accident.




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    Re: 5 worst exercise to do in the gym?

    I am not a gym enthusiast but we have a dumbbell at home that I use for exercising my arms when I am not feeling well. My main exercise is push-up but I couldn't do that when I have a cold or fever that I resort to the dumbbell for a light exercise. But I don't do excessive dumbbell exercises because I don't want to hurt the joints of my elbow an wrist.




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    Re: 5 worst exercise to do in the gym?

    Quote Originally Posted by Folk Artist View Post
    I would make sure to use the proper form first of all, when it come to the gym or doing any exercise at all. The leg press is one exercise that is mechanically bad for your body, because it puts a lot stress on your knees and lower back.
    You have a very good point about making sure you are using the proper form in carrying out any workout drills which you do at the gym.

    Without getting the form well, the exercise is almost useless because you won't get the best out of it.






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