February 28, 2020 15 Common Exercises You Should Never Do! (Updated) By William Claassen Articles, Blog 100 Comments Tags:bad exercises, Bob and Brad, bob schrupp, brad heineck, daily exercises, dangerous exercises, exercise mistakes, exercises to avoid, exercises you should avoid, exercises you should never do, family friendly, famous physical therapists, famouspt, harmful exercises, physical therapy, physicaltherapyvideo, workout mistakes, workout mistakes beginners make, workout mistakes you should avoid, worst exercise ever, worst exercises, worst exercises ever, worst workout mistakes About Author admin 100 Comments alwayswannarun No overhead press? So basically no overhead reaching. It’s not that functional to reach over head anyway. January 22, 2020 Reply Philip Goetz I wish the video description listed the 15 exercises. Let's see…1. Toe-touches (bad for back)2. Forward neck-stretch (not needed; stresses neck)3. Sit-ups (lower back)4. Russian twist5. Wide push-up (shoulders?)6. Overhead or behind-the-head military press (shoulder impingement)7. Leg extensions8. Upright rows (supraspinatus, rotator cuff, shoulder impingement)9. Always running on the same side of the road (if it isn't flat)10. Bent-over rows11. Standing lateral flexion with weight (discs, lateral protrusion of)12. Windmills (back)13. Ass-to-grass squats (don't round the back)14. ?15. Silly horizontal weight punches January 22, 2020 Reply Joshua Morris Yes on the squat guys go low enough January 22, 2020 Reply Mathieu Tallard I do a lot of these and my shoulders hurts indeed. Too bad you didn't show right away at each bad doing, the good way. It would have been a perfect video but I guess nothing is perfect in this world. January 22, 2020 Reply morgan azzopardi Do a video now which are the best exercises for these now. Updated January 22, 2020 Reply 2000triathlete What’s the alternatives guys? Come on! January 22, 2020 Reply Gabriel Baclagon I'd recommend everyone to check out Barbell Medicine of these dudes who uses fear mongering to sell pillows, matteresses, and resistance bands (lol). Your body is not as fragile as theses fellows tell you, you can adapt to resistance.Squatting past parallel is not bad, you can work up to building mobility. Nobody does military presses like that, of course its gonna hurt you being stupid. Same as the bent over rows, who acutally does that? You'll have to work with your anthropometry, sure, but its a big lie to say that most people can't squat. January 22, 2020 Reply From Proxima B On that basis, free style in swimming is also damaging the lumbar spine. January 22, 2020 Reply Kirmukarmu Are these examples for some 70 year old grandpapas? I'm doing almost all of these exercises and dont have any problem with my joints. January 22, 2020 Reply Colton S. Giving a poor demonstration of a military press and then linking that with an impingement concern, is like if I did chin tucks incorrectly and then linked that to cervical spine issues. Their is no doubt that behind the neck presses do pose a high inpingement risk and that is why any qualified individual warns against them, but to write off military presses overall is absurd. Their are many physical therapists with actual qualifications in sports science and athletics training who have pointed out that the military press poses no harm. Just because you do not know how to teach nor perform an barbell overhead press, does not mean you should spread the fallacy that it is harmful and leads to shoulder issues. January 22, 2020 Reply Whammer79 Some of these you should not do, like upright rows; but others are fine, the problem is most people are so out of shape, and so deconditioned they first need to strengthen themselves in order to do some of these exercises.Bending over to touch toes, I'm 61 and can bend over and touch my palms to the floor, it causes me no back pain. Nor should it cause anyone pain who does not have a back injury. A person should be able to support their own body through a range of motion, now don't bend over and pick up a weight this way, now you're adding a load to your back and could easily cause an injury.Neither of these men look like they exercise and move like they are at least a decade older than they are. Chiropractors are dangerous, they manipulate people's necks and it's been known to cause paralysis and stroke, never let them touch your neck! January 22, 2020 Reply Nathaniel Graham If I ran down the right side of the road where I live I’d be dead in a week. January 22, 2020 Reply Benji Banks So does this mean it's not a good idea to do certain yoga exercises? January 22, 2020 Reply Stan Harrison are these guys drunk. slur slur slur. how about a mouth exercise January 23, 2020 Reply waffal66 The only time I press behind the neck is to do a sotts press. I'm trying to strengthen my upper back and shoulders to learn the snatch. I've already learned cleans, but I did agree with your points. I just feel that it makes me force my arms to where they're supposed to be. This is just me talking on my own personal account. If it's too uncomfortable for you, don't do it January 23, 2020 Reply A Cumming How do you adequately stretch your hamstrings while avoiding spinal flexion? January 23, 2020 Reply Joseph meep that opening jingle..can dance to that January 23, 2020 Reply Mikey 58 Up right row is the only one I agree with. January 23, 2020 Reply Scott H How does someone get up 8 times if they’ve only fallen 7? January 23, 2020 Reply karwoski91 I found military press with barbell or dumbbell very therapeutic on my shoulder when done properly and in front. January 23, 2020 Reply Lino Sutter yeah, and deadlifts are bad for your back… are you kidding me?? January 23, 2020 Reply OVERCOME72 Overhead press is fine if you preform it properly January 24, 2020 Reply Utubeskreename Leg Extension is frequently used as a FOUNDATIONAL rehab exercise — with great positive effect. Overheard Press is definitely dependent on the individual's shoulder health/flexibility. Clearly, a lot of people shouldn't be doing them. January 24, 2020 Reply Del the Savage High school gym teachers are not versed in training.At the same time all exercises can hurt you when your not being smart as you do them.Doing something is always better than nothing.All these are advanced movements not for beginners January 24, 2020 Reply Tanki Dinek This is complete and absolute bullshit. OHP dangerous for your shoulders???? Come on now thats like saying walking is bad for your legs January 24, 2020 Reply leonardo crow Basically do nothing January 24, 2020 Reply Matthew TheBegginer I disagree with military Press. If you're doing it with good techniqe you'll be fine. January 24, 2020 Reply Leland Gaunt Burpees, and “the motivator!” These are some of the dumbest exercises! January 24, 2020 Reply baconfromhell666 Nothing wrong with doing bend over barbell rows. Obviously don't do it with crap form or technique, but done right it's a fantastic exercise and I'm pretty dumbfounded to see it on this list. Even when they show it with bad form it doesn't belong on this list, cause then you can have ANY exercise and say don't do this, when you show it with bad form, so performing an exercise incorrectly is in no way an excuse to tell everyone never to do the exercise period. January 24, 2020 Reply filip I knew this was going to be a bunch of bullshit… January 24, 2020 Reply Mark Infranco Good video but I’m not so sure about Military Press. If you take a narrow grip and don’t have existing shoulder problems it should be fine January 25, 2020 Reply FinalMythology For the overhead press, if you do them with a narrower grip is it still a problem? January 25, 2020 Reply Mark Robinson LOL, so much fail. These two guys are in such lousy shape they can't do a push up, dip, toe touch, or walk around a track in two directions on the same day without risking injury. No alternative exercise offered. Only listen to these two guys if you are in really bad shape or have injuries. Fit people will not learn much here. January 25, 2020 Reply Trish Weems So glad I watched this…I am so guilty of doing every one of these exercises and maybe that's part of the reason my discs are so compressed and I'm in pain can't believe it the touching the floor (1st exercise) is so bad…it feels great AND the aerobics instructors teach all of these moves… January 25, 2020 Reply Rob Bob Great, 3 of my exercises flagged… January 25, 2020 Reply 9tailjeza 1. toe reach stretch2. neck flexion stretch3. full situps4. v ups5. wide grip push up6. tricep bench dips7. military press especially behind the head8. knee extension9. upright row10. walking/jogging on only one side of an incline11. barbell bent over row12. standing side bends13. windmills14. ‘ass to the grass’ squats15. dumbbell standing chest press? punching well, sheee’ didn’t expect standard military press to be there January 25, 2020 Reply The Sageless Ranger So I'm not supposed to be able to bend down and forward lmao?? January 25, 2020 Reply Marco Sunday Oh dear! You guys are getting old. Keep going strong though! January 25, 2020 Reply Gregory Lewis If done properly, none of these exercises are harmful. The problem is doing them improperly and not keeping your core stiff while doing them. These guys are demonstrating a lot of these improperly. January 25, 2020 Reply Erik Waterson Shit i thought they were going to try and sell me something. January 26, 2020 Reply billywhitewolf Athletes have been doing these exercises for decades and don't really have back or shoulder problems caused by them in particular. Injuries and problems are caused by poor form or not having enough strength in specific body parts to handle the exercise putting pressure on the other ligaments etc. It is recommended for someone perhaps over 50 that isn't really athletic or has back or other problems not to do these exercises but the exercises themselves if done properly don't cause problems. January 26, 2020 Reply JayMartMedia Interesting that shoulder/military press and bench press were not on the list January 26, 2020 Reply DailyEnglish333 Please show us an alternative to all these exercises. January 26, 2020 Reply Loveng Briian Bench press is way worse than the military press January 26, 2020 Reply TakenOver12 Agree on almost all but the strandard military press INFRONT of you,like come on,Bob's form is atrocious on it and if you do it properly with shurging your shoulders at the top of the movment and remaining neutral in the spine aswell as having the elbows in ans resting on your lats and moving the bar straight up and down.Im pretty sure it has 0 negative effects. January 27, 2020 Reply Donald Johnson These are so true n they are better alternates.My back n neck are feeling a lot better since I changed.. Strapping a weight around you I think is also bad but hey … What's that old saying; learned the hard way 😅 January 27, 2020 Reply Richard Kim I’m never working out again…. too dangerous January 27, 2020 Reply Rick Ramirez So, walking, sprinting, biking, swimming, or jump roping instead. January 27, 2020 Reply Dal K I had a frozen shoulder for a long time which my doctor in England couldn't help me with. After watching a video on this channel within 6 weeks I was bench pressing again thanks guys January 27, 2020 Reply V Marc Did all these and more in school, military and sports. Now my back is a mess.Young people, take this advice. January 27, 2020 Reply manjitrupbikram Thanks for a timely upload. Most of us have done these exercises at some point in our lives or are still doing them. January 27, 2020 Reply John Morris I agree with a lot of what they say but they need to mention loads. Olympic lifts you need if you want to preform athletically with power. January 27, 2020 Reply ricardo diaz I knew the military press was bs maybe for tall people but midgets are fine doing it.😂 January 28, 2020 Reply ricardo diaz 12:45 I agree January 28, 2020 Reply James Brice My massage therapist just stretched my neck like that today and it feels much better January 28, 2020 Reply Faarrest If you don't do barbell overhead presses then you're doing it all wrong… It's true that doing them behind the neck is bad, but you simply can't get a shoulder impeachment from a normal and correctly executed press. If so, talk to a coach on how to fox your technique and not about alternative exercises … January 28, 2020 Reply Susan Johana Good ! Thanks January 28, 2020 Reply T Zervos In a world where the vast majority of people are dangerously UNDERtrained, I think it’s better to ENCOURAGE movement rather than stating that certain movements of your body are inherently dangerous. We aren’t made of glass, and movement we PREPARE for can be totally safe. 1. Bent over stretch. With a straight back this is a great way to stretch tight hamstrings. To target the hamstrings people could keep a neutral back instead, but honestly it’s not going to destroy your back to bend over for 15 seconds… 2. Neck stretch. The point of this stretch is to warm up the neck muscles by RESISTING the hands. It’s not meant to lengthen the neck. This is great for wrestling where your neck goes through strain that necessitates a decent warmup. 3. Flat sit up. I’d agree that there are better options for abs, but only because this uses your hip flexors instead of your abs. To contract your abs fully you literally need to bend your back… crunches are a rounding off your back to work your abs. Unless you only do isolation work I don’t see how you expect people to do abdominal exercises at all. 4. Wide stance pushups. Yes this is harsh on the shoulders, but this is an advanced version and can help work those smaller muscles as an additional accessory to pushups or pressing movement that are more pec dominant. If you warmup your rotator cuffs, you can totally do these safely. 5. Dips.Dips literally improve your shoulder mobility BECAUSE of the great range of motion they provide. Of course if the dip is too hard for someone this isn’t ideal, but a controlled movement through a stretch is fantastic. Only working through ranges you can easily reach will stagnate your mobility or even worsen it. If you never let your shoulders move they will he stiff and MORE prone to injury. 6. Military press.Literally just add a little arch, and if your heads in the way still you can use dumbbells instead. Shoulders are weaker than pecs, but that’s why you simply just do less weight on this movement than you would on say a flat bench. 7. Knee extension.I don’t do knee extensions, but again, unless your loading weights you can’t handle in a movement that is foreign to you, it CAN be safe and is one way to completely isolate quads. I prefer squats, lunges, and leg presses, but your knee will be taking force (and recovering stronger) so long as your doing any quad dominant movement. 8. Upright row. Yeah also not the biggest fan. 1/8. January 28, 2020 Reply Douglas Folsom Heavy dead lifts are an excellent core building exercise. January 29, 2020 Reply ArmouredAlmond I agree with everything except the first stretch, and bent over rows. I personally don't like the bent over row though. The first stretch including the seated one should be done with a straight back with no bend whatsoever. Most people don't have the flexibility and get hurt when they do it wrong. That said, there are probably some alternatives. Edit: forgot about the bent over rows. These should also be done with a straight back, and bent knees. I like doing the T-bar row instead. January 29, 2020 Reply Divine Dancer Can youngsters do these exercises? January 29, 2020 Reply Brian F. A better video would have been 15 exercises that you should not do and what exercises to do instead. January 29, 2020 Reply gangtok thailand I was actually going to do wide pushups thank god i watched this video January 30, 2020 Reply MrJamesdryable Military press is fine with a close grip. It actually feels nice. January 30, 2020 Reply Huzzzer I've done all of these before and nothing has happened January 30, 2020 Reply 1badfxdwg Beverly needs to not roll em so tight…. January 31, 2020 Reply Fsilone With 1.64 million subs, I daresay the tagline of "most famous physical therapists on the internet" isn't just opinion, but quantifiable fact. January 31, 2020 Reply Fsilone People looking for a six pack should toss ab exercises entirely, because abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym. January 31, 2020 Reply 4Veritas Great advice! Who would have known. January 31, 2020 Reply carol jones Very helpful, thank you. Good sensible advice on what stresses unnecessarily joints/muscles. There are lots of great videos by Bob and Brad about good exercises you can see, too. And if people don´t agree with something, they don´t have to take the advice, do they? February 1, 2020 Reply dachickenman Americans don't exercise anyway, meaning they must be extremely well off based on the information in this video. February 1, 2020 Reply Jb Spike Never said any of the better February 2, 2020 Reply Andy Ward All of these except for the last one were things I used to do stone point or another. The worst part is some of them never felt right and I still did them. February 2, 2020 Reply Justin Kim I finally become 40. and I cannot watch all the young trainer training vidoes because they don't know about what to avoid when getting older. these kind of age thing only can be taught by who already experienced the life. February 2, 2020 Reply Jose George Thank you 👍 February 3, 2020 Reply Rich Great vid guys. You said that the traditional military press is not recommended. Would a standing overhead press with dumbbells, with hands in a neutral position, rather than pronated, be an acceptable alternative? February 4, 2020 Reply S S Toor You’re points are pretty valid. Although I’ve been following a few trainers online, none of them have this kinda information February 4, 2020 Reply John Normal Guys what is your opinion on the following please?:1. Dips, Deadlifts2. Kettlebell workout- swings, cleans, snatch, Turkish get-ups3. Rock climbing movements February 4, 2020 Reply Philipp Vollmer These guys need to read some backpain Guidelines, absolutely horrible language and tips… February 4, 2020 Reply Todd Chilton So much nocebo. February 4, 2020 Reply Garlic Girl Healthy joints😃 February 5, 2020 Reply Sneha Shastry This is bulls**t!! Yoga and few other form of exercises are all about these exercises and i have seen many people get healed by doing these exercises! The spine does NOT get hurt by doing some of these exercises instead your spine gets healthier! The pushup, you just have to do it in a right form, the tricep, you have to do it in a right form. Any exercise has to be done with a lot of concentration and it is all about being aware of one’s body. The entire video is a bunch of crap!! It looks like they are saying “don’t exercise, just stay there, get lazy, get unhealthy, get unfit, it’s great for you” URGH!!!! February 5, 2020 Reply BeatlesFanSonia Basically, every single exercise we did in gym class in high school was bad! February 6, 2020 Reply John Xu these <smart asses> are really something. 🙂 February 8, 2020 Reply GQQ GGQ Rip olympic weightlifting ass to grass 200kg+, overhead 100kg+, sometimes both at same time. February 8, 2020 Reply zep p Lol. Who are these two guys. Blothering February 8, 2020 Reply jacqueline schael I caught three that I was doing wrong. Glad I watched this one!I also remember that years ago a podiatrist told me that running was the worst for the knees. February 8, 2020 Reply MrPotatoesLatkie What about a military press with dumbbells? When you start with the dumbbells up by ones head, and seated against an upright back? February 9, 2020 Reply TheOriginal GGHarasser So no downward dog? It's usually done from the hips. February 9, 2020 Reply Douglas J. O'Brien Great Video! I'm a dedicated fitness person about to turn 50 with a recent "I'm going die" sciatica event. Your videos are helping me assess my routines! THANK YOU! February 10, 2020 Reply Koyaanisqatsi 78 So no yoga then?? February 10, 2020 Reply M J So helpful! I wish PT teachers would teach this to school kids because it looks like they taught us many of the wrong ones. And I am suffering as a result. February 12, 2020 Reply Rói Hjaltalin is there anything over head you can do if presses are no go? February 13, 2020 Reply G. AL Ang Bob, your right shoulder blade, I am watching from this video. So correct me. The right shoulder blade is higher than the left or vice versa, if that is so, the tear might be on one side and involved ligaments and tendons. You should have checked your shoulder blade, the consequence will be unpreventable if it is going like that without any awareness. My goodness. February 14, 2020 Reply Camilla Strandberg I LOVE this. Please keep telling me what else not to do. February 14, 2020 Reply Mr. Green I'm a PTA (2 year degree) with 6 years experience, and I know more than these 2. While there may be a correlation between some of these exercises and RISK of injury, there are currently no studies that show a cause effect relationship between exercises. People, just go to the gym and exercise. 1-2 injuries per 1000 training hours puts you at the same injury risk as power walking. February 15, 2020 Reply Sunil Sharma will make immediate corrections ! thank you very much gentlemen ! February 15, 2020 Reply Rosalind Stewart Love you guys! Great advice. February 20, 2020 Reply David Henry I agree with you on a lot of these exercises but not all of them. A lot of these movements are fine for people free of musculoskeletal disorders who can lift with good technique. We do have a problem with managing weight loading though, too much too fast, we need to teach self-evaluation and regulation February 24, 2020 Reply Mark Forrest Damn These are all the exercises I normally do!! February 26, 2020 Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.