If you work out too hard, you can actually slow down your results; if you don’t work out hard enough, you’re sure to see very little to no results.
I know that you are working hard to get great results, improve your health, and create a higher quality of life for yourself.
There are certain exercises in the gym are popular with most workout enthusiasts, but they could actually be HARMING your body, they will cause more harm than good, such as;
* Creates muscle imbalances
* Has zero functional benefit
* Winds up joint into unsafe position
If an exercise creates muscle imbalances, this can lead to joint deterioration all over your body and even blunt fat loss.
See, once your joints are out of position, the signals of sub-sensory pain that from your body will taking place all over the body. These pain signals tell your brain to shut down the muscles in the area to avoid “pulling on the injury” and causing more damage. The result: no muscle contraction and weaker muscles.
Frankly speaking, the reason that you go for exercise is to be stronger in your daily lives, live a longer and higher quality of life. If an exercise has no true benefit in either or both of these categories, then what’s the point?
Let’s take a look at below this 2 worst exercises, example:
1. External Rotation with a Dumbbell, Standing
You might do this exercise often? Well, since this exercise actually is working brachioradialis against gravity, it’s only adding to the muscle imbalances. And holding a dumbbell in your hands and moving it side to side is not placing tension on the external rotator of your shoulder, just your elbow flexors. The only weight being placed into the shoulder is the torque from your hand, which is holding the dumbbell, through your elbow, and up to your shoulder. So, all in all, it’s causing a very small amount of damage with no benefit.
2. Overhead Tricep Extensions With Dumbbells
Overstretched proximal triceps in this position can cause increased tension on the triceps tendon by the elbow. And the internal rotation, targeting the medial triceps head can lead to shoulder impingement and more serious issues.
This is another movement that never happens in daily life. When you overhead forcefully extending your elbow like this. if you think about it.
You may be arching your back while doing this – it could cause a lot of strain and take your abs out of the picture, put all those together, it is really bad idea!
Remember, since not all exercises were created equally. I strongly recommend that you analyze an exercise before just going for it.