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Locked out knees while bending forward with a heavy weight creates elevated stress on the spine, says Rubenstein. when the hips flex to whatever angle the hamstrings allow, the spine will start to flex if you try to go further, which could lead to a number of spine and disk problems. Instead, Rubenstein does a Romanian deadlift, which allows greater hip flexion before the spine is compromised. Romanian Deadlift and 15 Other Favorite Exercises From the World Best Trainers 5. If you are not familiar with the device, it is an inflated hemisphere attached to a solid (usually plastic) platform. For one, research shows squatting on unstable surfaces such as a BOSU decreases force output and therefore does not allow for maximum strength gains. often witness almost uncontrolled shaking when watching people perform this task, says Juris. is frequently attributed to muscle imbalances or even a lack of core strength. In reality, it is neither. 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Engage your abs as you stretch your legs out a few inches and pull back in, recommends Holland. 7 Reasons to Do Moderate Intensity Exercise More Often 10. Box Jumps Plyometric exercises such as box jumps require a solid strength foundation before attempting them, says exercise physiologist Tom Holland. Doing plyometrics without adequate strength, balance, speed and correct technique can easily result in injury. The National Strength and Conditioning Association suggests attempting lower body plyometrics such as box jumps only after you are able to perform five repetitions of a squat using 60 percent of your own body weight in five seconds or less. if you do them, I recommend jumping up but stepping down, says Holland. 11. Pullups Although pullups are known as a great total upper body exercise, people tend to strain their necks or backs too much trying to get over the bar, says Olympic medalist and pro soccer player Lauren Sesselmann, star of the As A Pro DVDs. Sometimes pullups can cause you to work the muscles unevenly because one arm may be stronger than the other, she says. that arm is pulling more than the other and you can injure yourself. Sesselmann recommends doing them on an assisted machine (such as a Gravitron) or sticking with some of the many other safer exercises you can do for your shoulders, triceps and biceps.