These 5 Exercises Are Likely to Injure You

The benefits of strength training are countless. It helps you sculpt a hot body, burn more calories when you’re not working out, and protects you from osteoporosis and even heart disease (here, 5 Great Ways to Structure Strength Training). That is, if you do it right! Form is crucial, not only to ward off injuries, but also to ensure you get the most out of every move. “Practing correct form will guarantee you’re activing the correct muscles in the right order, so that you’re working what you want to work,” says Albert Matheny, co-founder of Soho Strength Lab in New York City. Here, Matheny breaks down five common exercises everyone should be doing and calls out the right—and wrong—ways to execute ‘em.

in New York City. Here, Matheny breaks down five common exercises everyone should be doing and calls out the right—and wrong—ways to execute ‘em.