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Is It Bad For You?! "BAD" Exercises

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Welcome back to Chat Sh*t Get Fit - Is It Bad For You? This week we unpack some scientific research regarding a few different exercises that often get "stick" online. Normally you'll see them in videos with titles such as "5 Exercises You Must NEVER Do" or "10 dangerous exercises to avoid" as we'll go on this is a rather nocebic narrative but is it justified? 


We focus on the shoulders and back with exercises such as 

  • Upright Row

  • Behind The Neck Shoulder Press

  • Good Mornings

  • Sit-Ups

  • Jefferson Curls

  • Kipping Pull-Ups

There could be more but as we'll go into they all have things in common making them targets for attack. So join us as we discuss some listener polls, the current evidence and even touch on a recent hot topic in Mike Boyle and his comments about "orthopaedic cost"


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Studies Mentioned

Mechanical loading influences the lumbar intervertebral disc. A cross-sectional study in 308 athletes and 71 controls

No relationship between the acromiohumeral distance and pain in adults with subacromial pain syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Subacromial impingement syndrome: a musculoskeletal condition or a clinical illusion?

Shoulder kinematics impact subacromial proximities: a review of the literature

Rotator Cuff Related Pain

Subacromial decompression surgery for adults with shoulder pain: a systematic review with meta-analysis

Subacromial impingement syndrome – What does this mean to and for the patient? A qualitative study

Getting out of neutral: the risks and rewards of lumbar spine flexion during lifting exercises

Bing Crosby Study

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