Exercise Analysis

“JUST BECAUSE AN EXERCISE HAS BEEN PERFORMED FOR YEARS DOES NOT MEAN IT IS SAFE OR EFFECTIVE” -Tom Purvis

This page is meant to inform and educate you on the mechanics of various resistance training exercises. Some descriptions are of effective and beneficial exercises you may currently be performing detailing benefits you may or may not be aware of. Others are ‘traditionally’ accepted exercises that don’t actually give you the benefits you seek, and may actually be causing more harm to your body than good. In most cases, these ‘High-Risk - Low Benefit’ exercises have been passed down in gyms from generations of weightlifters who haven’t taken the time to analyze the movement in terms of biomechanics, safety, and effectiveness. It should be realized that weightlifting/resistance training is no longer confined to young male bodybuilders looking only to get as big as possible, but now includes the elderly, female, and special populations as well. My job as a Fitness Professional is to promote safe and effective forms of exercise that have established guidelines due to pre-established skeletal capabilities and limitations that succeed in reaching the goals set out by the client. Also, I am sure that most of you who spend any amount of time working out would rather be doing exercises that give you results without pain and injury for the time and effort you put in.

DIPS (aka Tricep Dips / Bench Dips)

Upright Row

Dumbbell Flys…Why?

Middle Deltoid

Straight-Arm Pulldown

Decline Sit-up Board