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3 WORST Exercises for Women (NEVER DO THESE!!)

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These 3 worst exercises for women are important exercises to avoid if you want to prevent injury. These worst workout mistakes will also help you avoid getting a bulky look by teaching you workout mistakes. These are some of the worst exercise mistakes women can make. Let’s have a look at these womens exercise mistakes.

The first of the exercises to avoid is the over the head shoulder press. It creates too much neck pressure and comes with a risk of injury. Trap raises is another of the exercises to avoid for women. The traps are a muscle that most women would want to avoid growing too big because it gives a thick look to the neck and shoulders. The last of the worst workout mistakes is the barbell spin. This is one of the exercises to avoid for women because it is bad for the low back. This is one of our top fitness mistakes because it could also cause the obliques to get too toned, causing a thick looking waistline, which many women would not want.

Here are the top womens workout mistakes:

1) Over the Head Shoulder Press – too much neck pressure
2) Trap Raises – Not a muscle we want to get bigger for women
3) Barbell Spin – Bad for low back, weighted exercise that could make obliques get too big

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31 Kommentare

  1. This is crap info

  2. I Agree With The Trainer ✔

  3. That One Tall Chick
    Why Are You So Jealous ❓

  4. that’s what Jeff does! We want the same treatment for women!

  5. EXACTLY what I was thinking. The obliques comment counters what Jeff says about them too which is weird. I was interested in the program but it looked like there was no heavy lifting for women which kills my interest immediately. I’ve walked away from decently priced gym memberships due to the lack of a squat rack and or the stupid lunk alarm. gah!

  6. Just an idea, if you’re going to tell folks what not to do, be sure to show them an alternative or they’ll look elsewhere to get fitness advice. I know enough not to do behind the neck presses but others may not. Even when you say not to do them, if given no alternative many will continue to do so. Partial information can be as dangerous as misinformation or none at all.

  7. but these workouts are very effective only neck must be straight otherwise no any other issues..

  8. why shouldn’t women work traps? Is there a specific reason for this?

  9. Women do need to do exercises for traps. traps help do better back workouts.

  10. The only way you’ll end up bulky is YEARS of heavy weight training, and drug taking that boosts testosterone..

  11. Jonathan Deutsch right? because lets ignore a muscle group. That always helps in body functionality.

  12. This is one of the main reasons I don’t like watching videos specifically for women, they’re so full of bullshit.. ‚bulky‘? give me a break… this is a huge misconception! WOMEN DO NOT GET BULKY. I lift heavy and I’m nowhere near bulky because I don’t have enough testosterone and Im not eating 10 0000 calories a day, you need a very specific training and nutrition plan to get ‚bulky‘ or you need steroids. 
    Since when are muscles exclusive for men? you have muscles and you don’t look manly… 
    also, shoulder press is totally fine if you don’t do them behind the neck, I’ve been doing them for a  while and I love how my shoulders look. 
    why are traps not ‚womanly‘? what is that supposed to mean?

    Anyways, I love muscles.
    I hate to see how, specially women, focus so much on the aesthetic part of training and avoid some exercises just because they don’t wanna develop some muscles, fitness is supposed to be fun! train to be strong, to challenge yourself! not just to get a big butt and a flat belly.

  13. SomeSortOfDeliciousBiscuit sagt:

    Why don’t I want bigger muscles? What’s so unfeminine about being stacked? I can see why you don’t want to damage yourself but unless your taking steroids you are not going to get massive if you are a women.

    Even women who are doing max weights and eating 4-5000 calories on training days aren’t massive and don’t tend to looked ripped unless they are cutting.

    This is why I tend to watch men’s stuff more.

  14. well, your arms are not „womanly“ and they look great.

  15. Are you kidding me? Talk about gender stereotypes. „It’s not a womanly muscle group“ is not valid argument to avoid working traps. I don’t specifically target my traps because they get worked as a secondary muscle in several exercises I do. I don’t like her premise.

  16. I agree but girls firs look in the mirror. Your arms are getting kinda bulky.

  17. I’ve always found your videos informative. However, I feel like the comments in this video were uncalled for. I’m bothered by your take on a „womanly“ body. Exercising should be about creating a healthy lifestyle, and empowering women to love their bodies. I understand the concerns for having proper form, and eliminating certain movements that could risk injury. But it feels so, so wrong to hear the implication that a wider waist and larger traps makes anyone look like less of a woman. If women enjoy certain exercises that may target traps and obliques, who are you to discourage them from performing them, just so they can fit in with the societal standards of a „womanly“ body?

  18. Obliques don’t need to end up bulky if your doing the exercises correctly particularly in regards to breathing. Taking the issue with how bad the example exercise is for your lower back out of the discussion, to do this right without causing the obliques to become bulky would require resetting for each side. When people try to do these poorly though out exercises they don’t take the time to rest because they are doing them in the first place to „save time“ or effort instead of doing one separate set for each side of an exercise.

  19. Womanly? Big obliques? No traps? Women getting bulky? Please, woman. Do some better research. Talk about some BS. I do all these and I’ve never been any where near „bulky“ except for when I’ve been overweight and have shown zero signs of getting there.

  20. *sorry, she said it’s harmful for the neck, it’s a movement common in crossfit though

  21. Zacq & Mari obviously all bodies are different. But I don’t like the word bulky I think it detours a women and their thinking especially if they are new to working out or weights.

  22. Zacq & Mari I never said she said lifting was bad for her. I just think the whole video was not put together well.

  23. Krystal j Brig : Also, in the video, she did not say that lifting weights is bad for you. She focused on bad posture that could injure the neck and back, which makes total sense. She is appealing to most women who do not want to bulk up in certain unwanted places.

  24. Krystal j Brig : What she said in the video is correct. Obliques do make the waist look bulky and it happened to me from doing the wrong exercises in the past.

  25. „womanly“ uh okay. I have big traps and they look beautiful.

  26. I’ve never seen or done any of these exercises. Variations of them, yes and I do them, shoulder presses are my favorite. I also do weighted twists but not bent over, to strengthen my core.

  27. I do Shrugs once is a while. I love how good it feels. I do overhead press but in front. I love it. The twist really doesn’t look good for anyone lol. BTW, women will not get bulky unless they are taking sups for that and eating a ton of crap. I am a women I lift heavy 5/6 days a week. I’m actually shredding my body not bulking. Not a good video.

  28. I have problems with this information. First doing shoulder presses is not harmful. Just don’t do them behind the neck. Do them to the front or use dumbbells. Telling them to completely eliminate a movement is silly.
    Second you may not want large traps, but they will never get significantly bigger without testosterone and heavyweights. A strong upper back on a woman is sexy.
    Last rotations with a Barbell is stupid for anybody. There are other ways to hit your obliques. Building your obliques won’t necessarily make you bulkier.

    You’re not really telling anybody any significant information. Maybe for completely uneducated people in fitness or women with the misconception that movements will make you bulky. Natural muscular bulkiness on a woman doesn’t happen without higher testosterone and weights being utilized to shock a muscle into growth.

  29. Agree with everything but the traps. Traps are my favorite.

  30. But I like my traps! Haha

  31. thanks for the video!

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