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How to get hurt in the gym

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The gym is a pretty unique environment. It is hard to find another place on Earth that brings together such a combination of positivity, energy, creativity, and solid exercise technique. Unfortunately though, with all this good stuff also comes a healthy dose of bad advice, fiction, and dangerous diet and exercise pseudo-science.

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My latest article focuses on the bad stuff. I’ve put together a list of my top five worst exercises that have the biggest potential to hurt you. As a person who teaches others to be competent personal trainers for a living, it really kills me to see these exercises being done day-in and day-out. Some of them can cause acute injury and instantly ruin your day, while others may lead to a slower-developing overuse injury.

Undoubtedly, there are more items for this list. Enjoy these, and I would love to hear about your worst exercises. Feel free to comment below.



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