You may be working hard, but I guarantee you’re not working to your full potential or seeing the results that you desire. Its silly to say that an exercise is ‘useless,’ but it is not unfair to say – some exercises are more worthy of your time than others. Some of the more commonly used exercises are overrated and aren’t really benefiting you.
Your goal should be to maximise the effectiveness of your workout sessions and to minimise the risk of injury in the process; the following are some of the exercises you should probably avoid doing. Some of these exercises, such as Planks and stability exercises, have their advantages when appropriately used and implemented in a structured programme. However, they are not optimal for maximising strength & hypertrophy.
- Behind the neck press
- Upright Row
- Behind the neck lat pulldown
- Front Raise
- Leg Raises
- Exercises on an unstable surface
Check out the above video and let us know in the comments below if you agree with our list?