Exercises Not To Do / Limit / Modify


When it comes to exercise selection think about your bodies longevity.

Some exercises may do more harm than good especially if you do not have a base to handle it (determine your ability through a functional assessment). They may cause permanent injury.


We will be highlighting many of these exercises in the next coming months.

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Low Back Machine

Torso Machine/Russian Twists

Sit Ups

Double Leg Quadriceps Stretch

Burpees

Flutter Kicks

Yoga Plow / Floor Bicycle Exercise

Windmill Stretch

Hurdler Stretch

Foward Back Bends

Deep Foward Lunges

Running

Head Stands

Rowing

Deep Knee Bends

Mountain Climbers


See Example Below


Most leading exercise authorities suggest contraindicated exercises are those that carry higher risks to joint structure, soft tissue, or other risks. Because the risks typically outweigh the benefits, these exercises are inappropriate for most individuals. According to the Cooper Institute there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” approach as individuals have variability in their fitness level, health history, joint mechanics, flexibility, and goals. There are a number of exercises that are not appropriate, but with just a slight modification injury risk can be significantly reduced.

Issues most common in causing an exercise to be considered contraindicated (risky) include:

     Improper body alignment

     Locking of joints

     Rapid, jerky, & uncontrolled movements

     Hyperextension

     Overstretching

     Excessive compression of structures

     ADDITIONALLY TAKING YOUR SPINE OUT OF PROPER  AND MOMENTUM DRIVEN MOTIONS/MOVES CAN BE PROBLEMATIC


See Our Comprehensive List Of All The Major Websites That Discussed Dangerous Or Contraindicated Exercises With Their Brief Explanation And My Additional Comments In Bold Colors (Agree Or Disagree) And Comments In Capitals. Other Programs Will Be Discussed As Well.

Also, see Risky Yoga Poses.