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Winter 2018 Winter 2018 MOTIVATOR’S CORNER
BY JOHNNY “THE MOTIVATOR” CARRERO NGA CHAIRMAN CA PROFESSIONAL FITNESS TRAINER WWW FITNESSINMIND COM FITNESSINMINDMOTIVATOR@GMAIL COM What Not To Do: exercises That should Be Banned
There are are many many exercises I believe should be discouraged yet many people are still performing them in in gyms
worldwide People continue to perform them because they can’t see nor can can they understand the the damage that can be done to the the body if they are continued The following is is is a a a list of exercises that are banned and the reasons why:
1 Pulldowns Behind Neck: Performing pull- downs downs behind your your neck is is is a a a a very risky exercise to to perform because it it puts your your your deltoids in in a a a a a a a bad position and and places unnecessary stress on on your your rotator cuff coracoacromial ligament and and the the long head of the the bicep tendon This exercise also tears up your interspinous ligament which is is is a a a a a direct result of the the stress from the the weight being placed in a a hyperflexion position 2 Press Behind Neck: Performing any type of press movement behind the neck is extremely bad for your shoulder joints rotator cuffs cora- coacromial ligament ligament and interspinous interspinous liga- ment ment ment The interspinous interspinous ligament ligament is located in in in in in in the strong yet delicate cervical part of spine and should not be placed in in any position that requires a a a a a a a a press with a a a a a a a a large amount of weight 3 Upright Rows: This very popular exercise that is is is is is is performed in in fin the gyms
today should be avoided indefinitely This exercise is is is is very danger- ous because it it may cause cause impingement of the the shoulder wrist elbow as as as well as as as has the the poten- tial to cause additional neck issues 4 Shoulder Shrugs: This is is another move- ment which should be be stopped immediately because it it is often performed with very heavy weights and and puts stress on on the the shoulder joints ligaments and and tendons in the the neck 5 Lunges Dropping the the the Back Knee: This is is is is another exercise that is is is is hazardous For the the the the record lunges are designed to to work and build the the the Glu- teus Maximus But when you you attempt to to drop the the knee knee backward you you cannot fully contract the the Gluteus Maximus with a a a a a a a a a a bent knee knee The back back leg needs to to be be as as straight as as possible to to perform this exercise correctly When you drop the the back knee knee all the the weight distribution goes straight to your your knee knee joint taxing your your quadriceps tendon and patellar ligament 6 Cross Lunges: This is is is another exercise movement that adds unnecessary stress on the the the knee joint and also taxes the the the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Ligament Ligament (ACL) the the the Medial Collateral Collateral Ligament Ligament Ligament (MCL) and the the Lateral Collateral Collateral Ligament Ligament Ligament (LCL) Performing any exercise movement that taxes your knee joint repeatedly will lead to weak
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