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Exercises In Futility – Part Five: The Core

images-7The menu of core strengthening exercises is extensive, though some exercises are more effective or safer than others. This piece will help define the best exercise progression for you and provide pointers as to how to advance your program.

Exercises In Futility – Part One: The Upper Body

images-5A number of commonly performed exercises are more likely to result in injury than benefit. Some should be replaced by safe and effective alternatives, while others need only be modified in order utilize better and less stressful mechanics to reduce the potential for injury. This focus on “Exercises in Futility” is a five part series. Parts two through five focus on the lower body and core, while this piece addresses prime offenders that target the upper body.

Exercises In Futility Part Two – The Lower Body

images-12Parts two, three and four of the “Exercises in Futility” series addresses lower body exercises more likely to result in injury than benefit. Safe alternatives utilizing better and less stressful mechanics are offered in order to reduce the potential for injury. Here are a few of the prime offenders targeting the lower body that will be discussed:

Dead Lifts
Full Arc Leg Extensions
Deep Squats
Full Arc Back Extensions
Hurdlers Stretches
Hamstring Stretches with the Leg Propped Up too High

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