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Old 04-15-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
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I did leg extensions today and someone on Youtube blew a gasket because I dared to do a "dangerous exercise."

I thought it would be a fun thread to list all the exercises that have ever been listed, called, or detailed as dangerous by the lifting community.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:51 PM   #2
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Upright Rows
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:51 PM   #3
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:55 PM   #4
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Were exercises like upright rows and leg extensions labeled as dangerous? Or where they labeled as possibly having an increased risk (relative to other exercises that target the same muscle groups) with little to no increase in reward?
I think the "dangerous" word may get used incorrectly by those doing the "labeling". Weightlifting is an inherently "dangerous" activity. As is driving a vehicle, but we all know that can be done safely and we are all aware of the associated risks and take steps to mitigate them. Such is weight training.
While on the flip side one may have to acknowledge that upright rows (for example) carry more of a risk of causing or aggrevating shoulder problems than say db lateral raises do. This doesn't mean anyone who does them will have an issue, but for some it can be a problem.
To each there own however, and if an exercise doesn't cause one an issue, then one has no reason to avoid it, no matter what anyone says.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:34 PM   #6
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Were exercises like upright rows and leg extensions labeled as dangerous? Or where they labeled as possibly having an increased risk
I think you're debating semantics here. I've seen each of the listed exercises called dangerous numerous times. Once someone starts labeling an exercise as "increased risk" it is called dangerous by half the schmoes on the internet.

I really don't want to turn this thread into a semantics debate.
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