No matter how many years I spend in fitness, I still see new and surprising things happening in people’s workouts. Some are great new additions, because the ways humans can safely and successfully move is highly varied and what is “correct” is broader than we previously thought. However, almost every day you will see things at the opposite end of the spectrum. These are exercises that fall into the “just because you can do it, doesn’t mean you should” category.
What follows are some exercises in that latter category—movements that, in general, aren’t a good idea. I’ve tried to identify a larger principle that these movements violate so that the perspective is not limited to just these movements. Instead, we can see how they work against something fundamental about human movement that we should respect when it comes to exercise choice.
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