The Top 10 Most Outrageous Exercises Iíve Ever Seen

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7. Pec Rockets - Setrepparttar pec deck machine with far too much weight for you to handle safely. Make sure you are very sweaty and slippery before attempting this one. First, use your entire bodyweight to get one arm pad up torepparttar 118287 front. Then, throw yourself atrepparttar 118288 other one to get it torepparttar 118289 front. Hold them there for a half-second then get shot four feet out acrossrepparttar 118290 floor as you squirt fromrepparttar 118291 machine like a greased banana.

8. Rush-Hour Bench Press - This exercise is done onrepparttar 118292 vertical seated chest press machine that has a foot pedal to help raiserepparttar 118293 weight torepparttar 118294 starting position. Use this pedal atrepparttar 118295 bottom of every single rep to bouncerepparttar 118296 weight back up. Your footwork will resemble that of someone in rush-hour traffic going from 0 to 60 to 0 every 3 seconds.

9. Close-Grip, Behind-The-Neck Shoulder Press - Sit in a shoulder press station, grippingrepparttar 118297 bar overhead with about 6 inches between your hands. Bringrepparttar 118298 bar down directly behind your head. Be sure to lean forward 45 degrees and round your back over so that your shoulder joints and lower back each get their fair share of trauma.

10. C.P.R. Bench Press - Start by loading your safe maximum bench press weight ontorepparttar 118299 bar. Now add 20 more pounds just to be safer. Have your spotter liftrepparttar 118300 bar offrepparttar 118301 rack for you. Lower it 2 inches on your own power then allow it to drop and cave in your rib cage. Be sure your spotter is a strong deadlifter before attempting this exercise as you will need them to pullrepparttar 118302 bar off you atrepparttar 118303 bottom of every rep. When your spotter has pulledrepparttar 118304 bar off you afterrepparttar 118305 first rep and is trying to put it back onrepparttar 118306 racks, yell out "Iíve got six more reps!"

Remember that this is just a small sample of things I have actually seen people doing. Please be sure when you do your exercises that you takerepparttar 118307 time to learn proper form and, if you do see someone performing an exercise that is potentially harmful, tactfully assist them.

For more information about exercise technique and errors, go to

http://www.fitstep.com/Library/Exercises/Exercises.htm

Nick Nilsson is Vice President of BetterU, Inc., an online exercise, fitness, and personal training company. Check out his latest eBook "The Best Exercises You've Never Heard Of" at http://www.thebestexercises.com or visit http://www.fitstep.com. You can contact him at betteru@fitstep.com or subscribe to BetterU News, his fitness newsletter at betterunews@fitstep.com.


Donít Blow Your Nose In The Water Fountain

Written by Nick Nilsson


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Please donít try to put money into this machine. Itís for working your abdominals. You will never, EVER get a Nestleís Crunch bar out of it.

7. Even thoughrepparttar gym has stair machines, it is not required by law to have elevator machines.

Please stop asking about this atrepparttar 118286 reception desk.

8. Pick up after your dog when you walk him onrepparttar 118287 treadmill.

No explanation necessary.

9. If you have a habit of spraying spit when you lift, ensure there is no one in your target area.

Itís bad enough thatrepparttar 118288 mirrors byrepparttar 118289 squat rack look like a St. Bernard shook himself in front of them.

10. Do not give yourself C.P.R. when doing bench presses.

Bouncingrepparttar 118290 bar heavily off your ribcage instead of pressing it properly may cause damage torepparttar 118291 bar and voidsrepparttar 118292 warranty onrepparttar 118293 bench. Besides that, you donít want your spotter feeling as though heís dribbling a barbell downrepparttar 118294 court do you?

11. Beer and/or liquor in your water bottle are prohibited.

Unless, of course, you bring enough for everybody. This also goes for mochaccinos, frappaccinos, and anything with an umbrella in it.

12. Userepparttar 118295 rowing machine at your own risk.

If it sinks, there are no lifeguards on duty.

Following these rules torepparttar 118296 best of your ability will ensure a pleasant exercise experience for everyone.

Thank you.

Nick Nilsson is Vice President of BetterU, Inc., an online exercise, fitness, and personal training company. Check out his latest eBook "The Best Exercises You've Never Heard Of" at http://www.thebestexercises.com or visit http://www.fitstep.com. You can contact him at betteru@fitstep.com or subscribe to BetterU News, his fitness newsletter at betterunews@fitstep.com.


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