The 4 Best Exercises You’re NOT Doing

By on May 18, 2015

Even though the perception of most of the people is that some exercises are good and some are bad, the reality is that all exercises are good but can become bad when you are not executing them properly.

Most of the times the reasons for which people avoid doing the exercises that are considered as being bad are completely ungrounded.

So, in order to stop all this misinformation from spreading anymore, we’ve developed a list with 4 exercises that are not very used around the world, but which they should definitely be incorporated into the workouts.

4 Best Exercises You’re Not Doing

1. Conventional Deadlifts

Conventional deadlifts are probably the best exercise for overall strength, but also for overall muscle development.

The reason for which the conventional deadlifts are often times avoided is because many people hurt their backs while doing them, but what most of the people don’t know is that those persons that hurt their backs while doing conventional deadlifts in most of the cases they executed them with bad form, which is the only way through which you can get your back injured with this exercise.

In a conventional deadlift you will work at various degrees all the muscles of your body, but with a much bigger emphasis on the: glutes, lumbars, back extensors and hamstrings.

Conventional deadlifts usually are recommended for those people that want run fast, get strong or to improve their posture.

2. Back Squats

Back squats are another great exercise for overall strength and mass, which is often skipped by fitness enthusiasts.

The reason for which squats are often avoided is due to the fact that they also have a bad reputation of injuring the back and the knees, but just as in the case of conventional deadlifts back squats can injure the lower back and the knees only if you are doing them with bad form, otherwise is pretty impossible.

In a back squat you will work the lower back muscles, the glutes, hamstrings, quads and abdominals.

If you are looking to improve your speed, power and strength than you should consider incorporating back squats into your workouts.

3. Hip Thrust

This is probably the least did exercise in the world, even though it is one of the top exercises that exist today.

The main reason for which hip thrusts are not very often done by people in the gyms is mostly because most of them didn’t heard about it. But luckily, Bret Contreras started to make hip thrusts a very popular exercise in the last 2-3 years through his studies and experiments.

In a hip thrust you will work mostly the glutes, but you will also work at some extent the lumbars and the hamstrings.

4. Cable Face Pull

Just as the hip thrust, the cable face pull is an exercise that is the victim of low popularity, even though it is one of the best exercises that you can do for the health of your shoulders, and also for their overall muscle development.

Do them with proper form and you will be amazed of how beneficial the cable face pulls are.