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10 Exercises All Men Should AVOID!

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These are 10 exercises all men should avoid. Not only should you stop doing these exercises but you should never do them again. These are the worst gym workout mistakes if you're trying to avoid an injury. You'll learn about exercises that cause shoulder impingement, lower back pain, and knee problems. 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitychallenges.com/home65d4f?utm_source=ytube&utm_term=avoid Fat Loss Calculator: http://bit.ly/2wh08Bj How many times have you done an exercise & then as soon as you finish you feel pain. You might feel it in your lower back or your shoulder but you find yourself thinking did I do something wrong or does this exercise just suck. Well it really isn't always you. There are a lot of exercises out there that are plain bad for you & they only continue to exist just because they've been passed down from one misinformed gym to the next, & noones been smart enough to realize that these common exercises are no good. So today we're going over 10 exercises that all men should avoid & these exercises aren't only exclusive to men. Women should avoid these exercises as well it's just that in this video we'll be sticking to exercises that i usually find men doing wrong. The very first one that I want to start with is actually a group of exercises that guys are drawn to like moths to a flame. I'm talking about all the selectorizor ab machines at your local gym. The machines that you usually start by sitting down pulling out the pin, selecting your weight, then grabing some handles behind your head & doing crunches. These machines are not only a waste of time but they are also dangerous for your lower back. All these selectorizor ab machines are locked into a range of motion, meaning that your joints & your disks can't travel down their natural path, you can only travel down the path that the machine has set for you. Even if you adjust the machine to your body perfectly, which by the way is very hard to do, but even if you somehow had a machine customized for your body you can still easily run into lower back issues because you're still locked in a set range of motion throughout the entire exercise. Besides a greater potential for a lower back injury you will also get significantly less results from these machines than if you stuck to regular ab exercises like crunches, hanging knee tucks, & declined situps. The reason is once again due to the fact that your locked into a range of motion. The core's main responsibility is stabilization. And it's important to improve your functional core strength because your core isn't only responsible for stabilizing your trunk but it stabilizes your whole body. It is the bridge that connects your lower body to your upper body. When you're locked in a range of motion you take all of the stabilization normally required for ab exercises out of the movement. The really ironic part is that those abdominal stabilizer muscles that you're not working on these machines are very important to strengthen in order to prevent the lower back injury that you'll likely experience on one of these machines. Due to the fact that you're not working your stabilizers you're missing out on all of those deep tissue abdominal muscles like your transverse abdominus & your only targeting mostly your rectus abdominus which is the very outer layer six pack looking muscle. The transverse abdominus is very important to work because not only does it help prevent injury, but it also pulls your stomach in keeping everything nice & tight giving you that flat stomach look. If you want to make your ab exercises tougher use weights by simply holding a dumbbell or a plate either behind your head or accross your chest while doing regular traditional ab exercises. Once again if you don't know where to start start with exercises like stability ball crunches, declined situps, & hanging knee tucks. The next exercise you should avoid is the behind the head shoulder press. First off there is absolutely no advantage to going behind your head. None. Even though I'm sure some old school guys will be disagreeing with me in the comments below you can research this yourself & you'll find that when you go behind the head you're still targeting the same muscles that you would if you went in front of your head & there's no advantage when going behind your head that will allow you to build your shoulder muscle faster. Instead what will happen when you go behind the head is you'll be putting your shoulders in a very compromised position. To go behind your head you'll have to externally rotate your arms outward putting your rotator cuff in a very unstable & weak position. This will immediately require you to lower the weight that your using for your shoulders. This already creates a huge disadvantage when compared with just going in front of your head with a heavier weight. By lifting a heavier weight in front of your head you'll get more strength improvements & more muscle gains
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FlamencoDeniz (4 hours ago)
Why would the leg extension machine be bad? You mention there would be better alternatives. Which are they?
Rice Chum (7 hours ago)
LoCkED InTo A RaNgE A MOTion
T - Rock (19 hours ago)
You’re a dummy if you are following this advice
DragoG7 (19 hours ago)
Total nonsense..everybody loves leg press
A Mc (23 hours ago)
You could use the same reasoning for just about all exercises.
william kamore (1 day ago)
My humble advice is: work out with your natural self. Push ups e.t.c
william kamore (1 day ago)
Does this section always have to be hilarious??😂😂😂
nero (1 day ago)
Maybe you are right about the upright row it's hurt's my neck.
Fuck off i do these exercises all time at gym
LtCrumble (1 day ago)
Is working out in general bad for you because it seems like anything you do your back is fucked
2020wiss (1 day ago)
11:45 So what do you suggest instead? How to grow those muscles?
Jan JS (1 day ago)
I have to do the last machine like this because if I don’t, I don‘t feel an effect 🤔
Clobercow1 (1 day ago)
If you want your videos to sound more professional, every time you can say "due to the fact" you can say "because" instead. This is BECAUSE it's less wordy. It's not "due to the fact" that it's less wordy. See the difference? One has 4 more words than the other.
Silvian Nistor (1 day ago)
Agree with everything, but one, leg press. You try to do barbell squats with an already injured lower back. Or even better, do deadlifts with an injured lower back. And before you comment about recovery, keep in mind that lower back problems are pretty much permanent. So? Any practical real advice for that?
Lycan23beast (1 day ago)
REAL MAN Don't give a shit
Lycan23beast (1 day ago)
You are wrong about the the hip abduction it's a very good exercise for man. It increase your speed and makes for good hips. More man should try it even if it looks girly. Makes me wonder if you actually know for certain what you talking about....
Alex Mavrogenis (2 days ago)
Interesting video, but according to this almost all gym machines are useless ....?. I agree with some points but definitely not all of these...
Talo S (2 days ago)
Forgot the shoulder side lateral raise machine that screwed my shoulder up twice. Didn't even do heavy weight and lots of people have the same opinion because of injury. Stay away from this machine there's better exercises.
Chris P. Bacon (2 days ago)
Let me sum it all up in a short sentence so you don't waste your time watching. 1. Don't lift anything above your ankles. 2. Don't lift anything above your knees. 3. Don't lift anything above your waist. 4. Don't lift anything above your chest. 5. Don't lift anything above your shoulders. 6. Don't lift anything above your head. 7. Don't lift anything, period.
Caesar Best (2 days ago)
I don't even lift, why the hell am I watching this?
R3dLine237 (2 days ago)
Your very likely...?:/ wow...
plugboy91 (2 days ago)
What’s the difference between upright row and clean???
Leo Fajardo (2 days ago)
men should avoid wasting their time at the gym, talking and showing off, when they cant hardly benchpress 250lbs.
cking1s0l0 (2 days ago)
Watching the video and reading the comments I feel I must make a comment on this one. First consideration is the purpose of your workout i.e. Bodybuilding, Power Lifter or daily overall Fitness. The common ground between each is education in your selected choice of workout. Like any other workout its all about "FORM". With the right knowledge and execution all movements can be advantageous to a productive workout. I have found out over my life time most injuries were do to the lack of understanding the exercise, the body part (parts) and its role in overall body movements. Ive been doing Martial Arts for 55 years, bodybuilding for 40, military for 20+ to include physical Training Instructor and have trained and worked with many of the US elites. Good mentors for me were Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Lee. Just educate yourself, Im 63 and I still workout weekly. Remember its all about "FORM".
jamiewkfarrell (2 days ago)
Surely a lot of these are still good if you only use a low weight?
Sazy Plew (2 days ago)
ADD: LEG EXTENSION MACHINE. Otherwise, gr8 vid!
Adk21331 21331 (2 days ago)
Hello i feel pain when i turn my eyes left or right after a hard training in gym is that because wrong exercices or somethibg eles ?
Pango Jack (3 days ago)
cool vid bro
Pablo Gonzalez (3 days ago)
Not saying you are wrong but what are your credentials? It better to hear from someone with a proper background and experience than just a random guy.
XOXJacobXOX G4mer1138 (3 days ago)
F*** machines , use weights "bars, dumbells, body weight"
ukkomies100 (3 days ago)
I love the inner and outer thigh machine. Its very effective for me.
tai dizəl (3 days ago)
thanks for proofing that my discoveries and suspicions were right.
Lars Bishop (3 days ago)
This guy is a moron
Lars Bishop (3 days ago)
Upright row is legit
luke53285 (3 days ago)
So for the hip machines: you've never used a butterfly entrance to cross ashi I take it.
Casey Palmateer (3 days ago)
Just go to the "upright rows are bad" portion of this video.This guy is a smoking dung beetle.
Casey Palmateer (3 days ago)
LOL!"Don't lift weights in a way that will hurt yourself... "That video would have been much shorter and more effective. Most of this is dumb from my experience.
polsenq (3 days ago)
what a worthles talking about nothing
Juls Triste (3 days ago)
What is the title of bg song
Mrbonds (3 days ago)
Good advice; but why does every video need background music?
Khaled Morsi (3 days ago)
I already knew about most of those tipsyet u added to me bro and I'm very happy u made it clear for everyone, subscribtion and a thumb up bro
Teddy Rael (3 days ago)
Anybody educated in anatomy and physiology knows he’s right.
chez valentino (4 days ago)
lmao in other words don't workout at all
John Nowak Kind Sir (4 days ago)
Worst working out channel on yt.
funny moments (4 days ago)
Tell us gym is dangerous for your health better
Aquarius (4 days ago)
Just get a job at UPS
chris bentley (4 days ago)
Unless you are Larry Wheels then you have absolutely nothing whatsoever to worry about
Devon Godin (4 days ago)
RIP all of my leg workout lol
Ib Mo (4 days ago)
OMG, all you said makes sense! This video is amazing so people focus more on useful exercises and save both bodies from enjuries and time!
Daniel Mewcha (4 days ago)
Cigarrette kills, but most of the people still smoke. Some of the Machines are Harmful, but people will still use it👌😅
Alton Rowell (4 days ago)
Is their any exercise that won't kill u?? . I like the part where u said don't do. I don't exercise at all.
Scott Biggs (4 days ago)
Nailed it. Looks like you had a talk with my orthopedist. If you're young enough you can survive about anything, which explains why so many guys here disagree with this video. In twenty or thirty years, all these guys will be crumpled quivering blobs of pain and injury.
Rudy Miranda (4 days ago)
Excellent information. I agree.
deltango12345 (4 days ago)
I end up having to change 80% of my training scheme ;) But in training my shoulders by lowering the bar behind the head, I usually complain of the neck pain you are talking about. So at least I'll try to find an alternative for this exercise.
Vince (4 days ago)
This was a good video, I'm not very much into weight training but the straight bar behind the head and pull-up row, I've been doing those all my life whenever I bothered to do anything weight training, but I won't be doing them anymore now. The whole premise you had in this video, that any training movement that is unnatural is either useless and/or harmful makes sense.
Rajeev Godha (4 days ago)
@gravity- which exercise is to be done for legs???
Joe Annroy (4 days ago)
How to become a Soyboy at the gym
Amir Zaka (4 days ago)
sunny boy you need to go to high school this is not your cup of tea .
T E (4 days ago)
What sucks most neighborhood community/apartment complex gyms have these shitty fixed machines and limited free weights. They do this to avoid lawsuits because assholes get litigious and sue bc they hurt themselves, so everyone else suffers :(
Trevor P (4 days ago)
I've been saying all of this for years!
Dan B (4 days ago)
I saw Arnie doing a behind head lat pull on a recent YT vid of him at 71 years old. Maybe he can get away with it and us mere mortals cannot. I must say I prefer in front of the head for both lat pulls and presses, as it just feels right/natural.
Lohwa 007 (5 days ago)
Thanks for this, my home gym is good enough without all the machines :)
Jokerr Scot (5 days ago)
Your right. Behind the neck press ruined my shoulders.
Mark Harris (5 days ago)
Helpful video that is supported by sensible and intuitive reasoning, and some of my experience (or lack thereof). Thanks
MOPT (5 days ago)
You make shoulder press behind the head cause in the front you have you face and usually you hyperextend your back to avoid hitting your nose
rab woody (5 days ago)
Good stuff THANKS
Faith & Fitness UK (5 days ago)
Great video 👍
Youssef Laabichi (5 days ago)
All man should just do belly dancing to stay fit .
RING JANDO (5 days ago)
You know, you really need to get another job - why? - because @2:02 you are seriously uninformed, because the TRUNK OR TORSO IS AN INTERCHANGEABLE (ANATOMICAL) TERM FOR THE CENTRAL PART THE HUMAN BODY - it is not separate/different as you point out erroneously.
Jai Patel (5 days ago)
How to create such kind of amazing thumbnail
Luftim Tafciu (6 days ago)
The two last exercises for legs should not be done??!!!!! Man ur wrong, they will strength ur knee muscles and will fix them, not harm them
E T (6 days ago)
The Take Away. Be careful with machines and if you use them, learn how to use them correctly. Learn your body. What works for you may not work for others and vice versa. People who talk with their hands are annoying and distracting which is too bad because this guy is a good orator but too wordy, less is more.Thigh Machines should be banned from gyms because the only guys who use them are the pervs in short shorts....am I right.
GERARD O (6 days ago)
Lmao so fuck the gym and just do push-ups and sit-ups
Mario (6 days ago)
Dale, no hagamos nada entonces jajajaaj
Bubu Bibi (6 days ago)
Shet ... im new to the gym ..... but for fuck sake my body avoided this things naturaly ... :))) i was like .... wtf would i do this .
Trevor Williams (6 days ago)
Stand down, my compatriots. Deadlifts are green lit at 11:32. :) At ease.
BLT4LIFE (6 days ago)
I see you pissed off a lot of gym goers. Serves them right for looking for shortcuts.
Thanks for all tips.
Lorenzo Hines (7 days ago)
I strained my lower back muscles on that smith machine a few weeks back that literally took me out and i was in so much pain/ Thank God its was a strain and not a herniated disc.. def wont be using it again. Fortunately i'm back to normal function.
BigStef (7 days ago)
It depends on so many things,to say that we should avoid these is a bunch of horse shit,you can screw your shoulders on a normal bench press that doesnt mean you should avoid it,the gym is not for the weak.
Daniel Ochoa (7 days ago)
yup the leg press does hurt my lower back..
Crotone79 (7 days ago)
So much bullshit in one video!! Please stop advising others on anything!!
Just A guy (7 days ago)
Sheeeeeesh
Maks Don (7 days ago)
Absolutely right! 👍👍👍
Sibcharan Brahma (7 days ago)
According to him we have to start doing meditation instead of gym. LOL
Jefff (7 days ago)
I think I have at one time done nearly all of these. Where was your channel 20 years ago? lol You cold have saved me from injuring my rotater cuff in 1996. I was working my shoulders and I reached out to set the weight down when I should of leaned forward. That put me out of the gym for years.
Malte Dextrine (7 days ago)
Too.much talking..keep it brief
Wesley McArthur (7 days ago)
I knew to avoid most of these, but I've never even seen a Seated Torso Rotation Machine (7:38)! Jeeze, just looking at the movement it follows (in a locked position) makes me cringe! It looks SO blatently bad for your spine I'm surprised anybody uses 'em! Good video with clear concise explanations. A lot of comments have indicated that he's spouting 'bro-science', but all of these exercises have been known to be bad for you for a while now.....tons of other videos / articles / forums advise against these exercises too.
Estevez Halivud (7 days ago)
so how to train lower back on a healthy, proper way?
wheelingndealing ,com (8 days ago)
I have Popeye forearms from exercising my pp three times a day. I hope I don't get arthritis in my elbows but you don't have info...
grantlandneil (8 days ago)
I'm pretty sure that I did every single one of these exercises when I had a gym membership. No wonder my body feels so screwed up. Damn
Alejandro Ibarra (8 days ago)
I was having my suspicions about the use of machines, now I think I'll avoid them altogether. Any exercises to replace leg curls and leg extensions?
Wattsup (8 days ago)
Gravity Transformation: great to hear your opinions but is there any evidence you can actually cite involving science/measurement on "bad" and "dangerous" exercises vs others?
SuperSaiyan Ballin' (8 days ago)
Are upright rows really bad for you ? I felt he did the least amount of explanation here.
charles fleury (8 days ago)
very outstanding..oh so true..those movements are awful and get us turnred of so fast..big big thanks
Chris Mustaine (8 days ago)
Why am I not taking anything a half mouth-breathing Jersey kid with his sleeves rolled halfway up his biceps says?
Maziwa Eliya (8 days ago)
Men you just basically called out all the workout
Healthy & Nurtured (9 days ago)
Only the ignorant will disagree...🖒
George minadze (9 days ago)
fuck you man
Uplay! (9 days ago)
Fuck uff dude.

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