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7 Popular Exercises Best Avoided, Unless You Do Them Correctly

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  • A sports injury can easily sideline you for days, weeks, or even longer, so avoiding injuries from happening in the first place is an important consideration
  • Five risky strength training exercises include chest flys, behind the neck shoulder presses, upright rows, Good Mornings, and leg extensions
  • Seven other exercises notorious for their elevated injury rates include sand sprints, crunches, pull-ups, deadlifts, overhead presses, back hyperextensions, and Bulgarian split squats

By Dr. Mercola

Exercise is an important component of optimal health, but a sports injury can easily sideline you for days, weeks, or even longer. Many are those who quit exercising after an injury altogether, so avoiding injuries from happening in the first place is an important consideration.


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