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5 Gym exercises are useless when not done in right way

By: Onlymyhealth Staff Writer, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jun 29, 2017
People are already have a tight schedule with no time to workout, who has spare time for exercises that have almost no effect? Yes, there are many exercises that give somewhat zero results when done in a wrong way. Whether you are trying to gain weight or lose weight or maybe trying to build muscles, there will be certain exercises that will only consume time to no avail if done in an incorrect way.
  • 1

    Upright row

    Upright rows are usually effective on your shoulders and upper back but it turns futile and injurious when we pull up the dumbbell under the chin. If you are doing upright row with cable bar or barbell, raise the cable or barbell/dumbbell weight till your shoulders and not able it. Many people pull it to the chin, which does not only tear a muscle but also have least effect.

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    Upright row
  • 2

    Lat pull-down

    Most people do it behind the head while it should be done in front of the breast bone. If lat pull is not done properly, shoulder injuries and muscle rupture is probable. It is advised to keep do it in front of the breast bone while keeping the back straight.

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    Lat pull-down
  • 3

    Leg press

    The best exercise for glute and hamstrings is turning futile because you are bending your knees the wrong way. Many people cramp their knees while doing a leg press while the legs must be 90 degrees bent from knees. Cramping the knees can increase the risk of injuries and have less effect.

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    Leg press
  • 4

    Slouching on cardio machines

    Nothing could be worse than having a bad posture on cardio machines. Slouching while working out on cardio machine will not only cause injury but will fetch you no results. Some of the unhealthy practices include slouching or jarring the spine and shoulders, having too tight or too tight grip and so on.

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    Slouching on cardio machines
  • 5

    Squats on the smith machine

    When on smith machine, people tend to keep their feet front of their bodies while they should keep their feet in-line with their body while having a straight spine. Lifting weight while doing squats is basically to increase the intensity but the right way is to place the feet shoulder-wdth apart and move the hips back.

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    Squats on the smith machine
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