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Thread: Exercises you DONíT do

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    Exercises you DONíT do

    I know the old adage is the exercises you need to be doing are the ones youíre not doing, but are there any that just donít work for you?

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    Frech press - These make me feel like my elbows are going to explode

    Good mornings - I feel like the best case scenario with these is one where you donít end up with a loaded barbell on the back of your neck when your back blows out and you fall over forward.
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    Anything involving a kettlebell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by i_SLAM_cougars View Post
    I know the old adage is the exercises you need to be doing are the ones you’re not doing, but are there any that just don’t work for you?

    I’ll begin

    Frech press - These make me feel like my elbows are going to explode

    Good mornings - I feel like the best case scenario with these is one where you don’t end up with a loaded barbell on the back of your neck when your back blows out and you fall over forward.
    I do seated good mornings when I am in a true strength building phase (rather than just maintenance).

    I do NOT do upright rows, any form of weighted plyometric, any stability ball work, wrist rollers or any neck work on the regular.

    I will say I feel like I should be doing some neck work and MAYBE wrist rollers on occasion but the rest of that I personally don't want any part of.
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    No kettlebells
    No calesthenics
    No running
    No skull crushers because of elbows
    No deads because of back

    I stay lighter with weight and never have maxed on anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obs View Post
    No kettlebells
    No calesthenics
    No running
    No skull crushers because of elbows
    No deads because of back

    I stay lighter with weight and never have maxed on anything.
    I agree with all of these. How do hammer curls treat your elbow?. Theyíre a killer for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayd85 View Post
    I agree with all of these. How do hammer curls treat your elbow?. They’re a killer for me.
    Curls dont bug me but if I am doing preachers I can't let any pad contact my elbow and I never fully extend
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    For me bench press. I can go 180 and maye 225. Anything more i feel one of my shoulders is gonna pop off
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbunyan View Post
    For me bench press. I can go 180 and maye 225. Anything more i feel one of my shoulders is gonna pop off
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    Inclined barbell bench press. Hurts shoulder too much
    Bulgarian split squats, hurts knee

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbunyan View Post
    For me bench press. I can go 180 and maye 225. Anything more i feel one of my shoulders is gonna pop off
    Are you using your shoulders as a hinge instead of rolling them?
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    Good mornings, such a silly exercise and just asking for a disc injury.

    I don’t do deads much anymore, mostly because I’m worried about blowing out my bicep now. But I love doing them. I’ve switched to the trap bar but still irritates the bicep.

    I don’t do calf raises much anymore, shooting hoops and sprints are more than enough for me to grow them.

    Flat bench over 225. Flat out kills my shoulder...
    I’ve switched to heavy( for me) incline benches instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleScience View Post
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    I don’t do calf raises much anymore, shooting hoops and sprints are more than enough for me to grow them.
    Lucky you. I have shitty calves and have to throw the book at them
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    Behind the neck shoulder presses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashop View Post
    Behind the neck shoulder presses.
    I use to love alternating these with regular military presses. Alas I think my right shoulder is just kind of permanently shitty now
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    Quote Originally Posted by i_SLAM_cougars View Post
    I use to love alternating these with regular military presses. Alas I think my right shoulder is just kind of permanently shitty now
    I am incapable of that movement. Shoulders just dont go that far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obs View Post
    I am incapable of that movement. Shoulders just dont go that far.
    Don’t feel bad. If I lose much more flexibility in my hamstrings bent over rows are going to become standing straight the fuck up rows
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