Small minded fitness coaches will say any exercise is good exercise. Good fitness coaches will say there’s a right exercise for your body type.
Great coaches will tell you what exercises to avoid and what is best.
For example, avoid treadmills.
They were originally designed to be a torture device for prisoners. It conditions your mind to struggle, struggle, struggle,… but get nowhere. It was invented 200 years ago to be used as a torture device for prisoners (by Sir William Cubitt in 1818).
Other Workouts to Avoid
Stationary Bike, Elliptical, and Stairmaster
Just like the treadmill, these exercises condition your mind to work-work-work but not get anywhere—not something you want to do. The little temporary benefits you get physically aren’t worth the negative mental conditioning associated with it.
10,000 steps/Brisk Walking
These sound all nice and good but won’t do much for your fitness health or goals. These are typically starter exercises for those with chronic diseases like heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. Don’t get me wrong, they will get your blood flowing a little; But unless you are satisfied with a little stimulation of happy hormones, it’s not going to do much for you. Once you stop doing the exercise, the small benefits quickly wear off.
Random Weight Lifting
Americans spend nearly $400 million a year on unused gym memberships. That means the average person spends over $500 a year but never use it. And for those who use it, find themselves walking in, looking around, randomly doing exercises with no real purpose. Leisurely and randomly doing some weight lifting won’t get you results (unless you do it for years and years).
Exercises By Instagram Celebrities
It’s hard to resist trying some new exercise you see on Instagram, especially when performed by someone who looks like they are super fit. I mean who wouldn’t want a body like that, right? But don’t be deceived, most of the exercises you see them doing is only for show. It’s not what got them the body you now see. Their need to post creative and fun new exercises to keep their fans engaged trumps the need to actually help deliver results for their fans.
So now that you know the workouts to avoid,