By Craig Ballantyne, CTT
If you have a sore shoulder, bad back, achy knees, or tight
Achilles tendon, then you must AVOID the 5 bodyweight exercises
#1 – Triceps dips with your hands behind you on a bench – These are
terrible for your shoulder joint and rotator cuff muscles.
#2 – Jumping exercises on concrete OR if you are overweight – These
will kill your knees.
#3 – Sit-ups & crunches & V-sits – These will cause you back
problems, as I've written about in my articles in Men's
#4 – Pushups with your elbows flared out wide – This "bodybuilder"
version of pushups will cause you great grief in your shoulder
joint and rotator cuff, just like the classic barbell bench press.
#5 – High repetition box jumps where you jump back off the box with
each rep – Your Achilles will snap one of these days, and that's
easily one of the WORST injuries you can suffer.
So instead of getting hurt with the wrong exercises, you need use
safer, more effective no-equipment workouts that you can find here:
Use the exercises in those videos for more results and less risk.
Of course, if you've been reading my articles for more than a few
months, you already knew not to do those moves. But you might
still be making the following mistakes on 3 otherwise awesome
Please do NOT do…
1) Mountain Climbers with a rounded low-back
This will hurt your back just as quickly as sit-ups or crunches.
You must keep your body in a straight line with your abs braced to
get the best ab workout and fitness boost from this exercise.
You'll also get a much more INTENSE abdominal workout when you SLOW
the reps down, particularly when you do the X-Body Mountain Climber
version. Stay tight and strict and you'll get the most results from
this simple exercise.
2) Prisoner Squats with "lazy" hands
When you do prisoner squats, you need to keep your fingers
interlaced behind your head, your elbows back, and your shoulder
blades squeezed together. That is how you get MORE results from
this move. It allows you to work your upper back without equipment.
Don't be lazy like most people that just touch their finger tips to
the side of their head. That's lame.
3) Ugly Lunges
This is the most over-prescribed exercise in bodyweight history,
and far too many people are doing lunges that have no business
doing this exercise at all. It's no laughing matter when I see
people doing ugly lunges in the gym.
Listen, it's okay if you don't have the proper balance to do
lunges. You can switch to a safer exercise such as Reverse Lunges,
Split Squats, Step-ups, or 1-Leg Lying Hip Extensions.
We want you to train hard, but safe. No wobbling or falling over!
And don't even think about adding resistance to your lunges if you
can't do the basic bodyweight version correctly.
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Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
PS – Here's today's kickbutt mindset tip to keep you on track for
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