8 Common Gym Exercises You Are Doing Wrong

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Sometimes little mistakes that you commit unknowingly while exercising, can ruin all of your efforts and can even lead to serious injuries. So here are 8 common gym exercise mistakes that most people do wrong.

Whether you’re a beginner or if you’re advanced you need to make sure that you’re doing your workouts correctly.

1. Dips On The Parallel Bars.

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First of all you shouldn’t do dips on a bench, since your hands are locked behind your back the exercise puts your shoulders in a very unnatural position that can cause impingement. Luckily with parallel bars we could do dips without the hands being behind the back, but even with regular dips on parallel bars, there are still a lot of mistakes to address.

You shouldn’t be doing partial reps like many people doing at the gym. If you can’t do reps where you go all the way down until your upper arm is almost parallel with the ground then work on improving your tricep strength with other exercises. if you have an assisted pull-up machine or resistance bands you can use those to help you work through a full range of motion on dips as well.

Not going low enough is a problem but going too low is also a problem, you shouldn’t go lower than parallel with the floor. Otherwise, you’ll once again be placing a lot of stress on the shoulders.

The other thing that people will do is flare their elbows out way too far. While you can flare your elbows out a little bit and lean forward to concentrate more on your chest you don’t want to flare them out too far.

And the last thing that a lot of people do wrong is they try to do dips perfectly vertical. Even if you’re trying to concentrate on your triceps you’ll be a lot better off leaning at least slightly forward with your chest in front of your hips on this exercise.

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