6 Popular Exercises Which Are Dangerous For Your Fitness Should Get Replaced


Exercises you should stop doing-We have a list of such exercises that can damage your health rather than progressing your health. These exercises create tension in your neck, shoulders, spine, and stress in your joints. Some practices are like you are wasting time on them. We have a replacement option for you.

We have done some research work and found that which exercises you should replace to get better results.

Neck pull-downs vs. traditional pulldowns

6 Exercises you should stop doing

Stop doing:

Your back muscles get targeted by pull-down exercises. These muscles require heavyweight. When you pull the heavyweight behind your neck, the problem gets started. In this case, you crank your neck forward.

Start doing:

For strengthening your upper body, traditional pull-downs are great. This exercise targets your back and biceps muscles. You do it in your normal position.

  • Sit down on the bench and keep your back straight.
  • Hold the bar with grip.
  • Bring the bar near to your chest slowly.
  • Slowly return to the initial position.

Triceps dips vs. triceps extension

Exercises you should stop doing:

Dips useful for the triceps muscles, but this is one of the exercises you should stop doing it. Your shoulders get forced for the extreme internal rotation while doing dips, and there is a lot of pressure that occurs on your joints.

Start doing:

You can do triceps extension instead of dips.

  • Hold one dumbbell in your both hands. Stand straight by keeping your feet shoulder width apart.
  • Lift dumbbell over your head and bring it back to your head.
  • Slowly return to the initial position.

Tuck jumps vs. traditional jumps.

Stop doing:

In this exercise, firstly you squat, then jump and then you tuck your knees up near your chest. You may feel it cool, but while doing it, unnecessary pressure and stress get put on your knees and ankles. And also you do not get any real benefit.

Start doing

Your heart rate gets raised by jumping. Jumping is beneficial for losing weight. If you are working to lose your body weight, you should do jumping instead of tucking your knees. There is no need to put much pressure on your knees and ankles.

Crunches vs. plank

Stop doing:

With the help of crunches, you can not get a flat stomach. Crunches are ineffective and unsafe. In the beginning, you pull your neck far forward, and too much pressure gets put on your neck. So these types of exercise you should stop doing.

Start doing:

You can do a plank instead of crunches at different degrees. A plank is the most effective exercise. You can do a plank at your level.

  • Lie on your all fours. Then lower your forearms on the floor and keep your elbows just under your shoulders.
  • Make your body in the straight line. Touch your toes on the floor.
  • Hold this position for a few seconds or a minute.

Sit-ups vs. leg raises

Stop doing:

Sit-ups are very popular, but this exercise is not that much useful. Sit-ups put a worse effect on your lower back even more than the crunches.

Start doing:

Leg raises a simple exercise. This exercise is best for your core and thighs. It is a beneficial exercise.

  • Lay on your back and keep your arms by your sides.
  • Slightly bend your legs and raise your legs at the angle of 90- degrees.
  • Come back to the starting position and repeat the same.

Side bends vs. side plank crunch.

Stop doing:

You waste your time and energy by doing this exercise in the gym. This exercise does not help you to lose the unwanted fat on your sides. The practice does not work because you can not lose fats in the specific spots of your body; rather you work for the whole body. You bend your spine in this exercise in the sideways. The sideways movement of the spine in a very unnatural movement.

Start doing:

You can do side-plank crunches. It works for shoulders, core, back, and your arms.

  • Lay on your left side and keep your forearms below your shoulders and keep a right hand behind your head.
  • Keep your legs extended and lift your body.
  • Engage your core in this lifting.
  • Come back to the initial position and repeat the same.