16 worst exercises Discover why some popular exercises might be holding you back and the safer, more effective moves recommended by physical therapists.

Say Goodbye to Pec Deck Flys Pec Deck Flys can strain your shoulders. Opt for Dumbbell Bench Press instead to engage more muscles and protect your joints.


Ditch the Leg Extensions Leg Extensions put unnecessary stress on your knees. Swap them for Squats to build functional leg strength and improve overall lower body balance.

Upgrade Your Core Routine Trade Ab Machines for Hanging Leg Raises or Bicycle Crunches for a comprehensive core workout that targets deeper stabilizers.


Embrace Balanced Training Incorporate these alternatives into your routine for a balanced, injury-free workout. For more tips, check out specialized workout structures for a well-rounded fitness program!