Exercises described in books, shown in dvds and fitness magazines, or taught in group classes, may not be appropriate for everyone.
The solution to exercises that aren’t good for you, is to learn the modified version.
If equipment is used in the exercise, it might be too small, too big, too heavy, or doesn’t fit your body. To solve the problem, adjust the equipment, so that the exercise can be performed correctly.
An exercise that is performed correctly is safer, and will give better results.
How To Tell If An Exercise Is Bad For You
- You experience discomfort, or pain while performing the exercise.
- The exercise is too difficult to do correctly.
- During the exercise, you’re using body parts that should be stationary.
- The exercise is so difficult, that it causes labored breathing, or breath-holding.
- Instead of the results you want, you get injured.
- The equipment isn’t adjustable to suit your strength, flexibility, endurance, or body dimensions.
- The exercise is known to be risky.
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