Contraindicated Exercises

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  • Mike Young
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    Mike Young on #17158

    There are lots of contraindicated exercises that I have my athletes regularly do. Generally speaking, these exercises have been blackballed due to their increased risk of injury. Some examples of these exercises might be low squat walks (extreme knee flexion under load!), traditional hurdle stretches (external knee rotation!!!), hand stand bridge poses (jamming the lumbar vertebrae!!!!), plough po

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    Rich Tolman(mr-glove) on #103608

    Good post.

    I think problems can arise when coaches let technique drift into bad versions of good exercises. I believe you have low walks in a youtube clip and they look great.

    I’ve seen video of other athletes with flexibilty/mobility issues trying to do low walks and it looks like a torture method used on the Bataan Death March.

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