Back Exercises Not To Do

Pull Downs or Pull-Ups Behind the Neck

These movements allow for less overload, but significantly stress the shoulder joint. Less overload – more chance for injury. Let the squids do these.

One Arm Cable Rows

Why? I saw this in a Muscle Media back training article once and just had to laugh. There is no purpose for this. Your objective is to create maximum overload in minimum time. This is minimum overload, expends twice the energy, and takes twice as long. Truly a moron movement. Don’t do it.

Underhand Pull-Ups

Too much bicep and not enough back in this movement.

Any Silly Machine That Promises Isolation

Training back is a compound endeavor. The back does not move alone and should not be trained alone. Other muscles assist in back development, let them.

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