The gym can be a confusing place. In most cases, people just walk into the gym and mirror what others are doing without really thinking through why they are working out in the first place.
Many have been led to believe that any workout is good and helps you burn fat but that’s not necessarily true. Below are exercises that don’t really help much:
Only Running On The Treadmill
Using the treadmill can be a tricky affair. When used correctly it helps you warm up but that’s the only thing it does. You don’t burn fat when you use it unless you follow it up with cardio and weight lifting.
Touching Your Toes
You have heard touch your toes to stretch numerous times in the gym. Well according to, personal trainer Jason Gee of Toronto, this is a pure waste of time because nothing happens. “Bounce stretching is very 1970s and it’s not doing a thing,” Gee says.
Sit-Ups With Straight Legs
Don’t try this one. Ever. “I’m not a huge fan of sit-ups, but don’t ever do them with your legs straight,” Gee says. Straight-legged sit-ups can potentially raise the risk of a back injury.
Sit-ups aren’t effective. Instead, go for planks that are more effective at tightening the muscles.
The abdominal crunch is really only strengthening a very small section of your abdominal wall and doesn’t address working your lower abs directly,” Gee says.
Just like sit-ups, crunches are not effective and should be replaced by planks.
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