Episode 10 – Dr. John Rusin & David Otey – 6 Exercises that SUCK for Strength Training

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Choosing the right exercises when your programming can be a difficult task. When it comes to getting your clients better, there is definitely a differentiation between exercises that can get you stronger over time and exercise that just simply look cool. Actually, let me rephrase that, some exercises don’t even make you look cool – they just flat-out suck.

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For this episode JR and I decided to talk about the 6 exercises that suck for long-term strength programming. I’m positive some of these exercises were in your routine even within the last week (because it was for me).

The goal of these conversations is never to shame people or just talked a bunch of s*** but to reframe how to use exercise selection and whether it makes sense or not moving forward. A lot of our clients are coming to us for genuine help and if we aren’t making genuine decisions, we are missing the mark.

Check out the 6 exercises we feel you should stop training today and comment below to let us know what you think.

Episode Breakdown:

5:00 – Exercise 1 – Barbell Bent Over Row

14:10 – Exercise 2 – Pistol Squats

22:15 – Exercise 3 – Barbell Overhead Press

32:30 – Exercise 4 – Turkish Get Up

36:40 – Understanding Challenges**

40:25 – Exercise 5 – Banded Internal/External Rotation

48:20 – Exercise 6 – Sit-Ups

56:10 – Recap


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