Dangerous Exercises


Rather than dangerous a better term is questionable. For me these exercises are questionable regardless of the context. This is my list (probably not all inclusive, just off the top of my head) :

  • Leg Extension & Leg Curls
  • Preacher Curls
  • Seated or Standing behind the neck press with a bar
  • Behind the neck Pulldowns
  • RDL’s
  • Good Morning
  • Seated Leg Press
  • Ham/Glute Raise
  • Back Hyperextensions
  • Straight Leg Hook
  • Lying Sit-ups

Now that I look at this list I realize that at sometime in my career I have had a negative experience with these exercises at one time or another.

Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems
Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
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