Awful Exercises You Need To Stop Doing – TheHealthPunch

Awful Exercises You Need To Stop Doing

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The gym is a place where most of us like to get in, push ourselves hard, and get out! Working out can often times take up quite a bit of time in our busy schedules, so why waste it by doing exercises that aren’t helping you reach your goals? It’s time to identify the worst exercises in the gym, and what you should be doing instead.

Additionally, something you always want to avoid are exercises that people may refer to as ‘spot-reduction’ (or spot muscle building exercises). When you’re trying to get into great shape, you shouldn’t be wasting your time trying to get your biceps bigger, or only your abs tighter. When you complete workouts that include the big movements (deadlifts, squats, presses), all of those places will receive a high amount of work — causing dense muscle to be built, along with fat being melted away.

The best advice I can give you is to take a look at the following list of exercises, and proceed to toss them into your workout dumpster — never to be used again!

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Triceps Bench Dips

 


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The Problem

The awkward angle that your shoulders and elbows in are actually working to inhibit any real muscle growth. You may get slightly tired while knocking out a high number of reps, but that’s generally because your joints are getting tired.

The Fix

A much better way to get the muscle-building effect of a dip is to switch to either a close-grip push up, or parallel bar dip. During each of these exercises, you have to work against gravity, and use far more of your body weight. Doing so won’t allow you to do quite as many reps of the exercise, which translates to better muscle building effects.

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