The 7 Most Dangerous Exercises for Your Shoulders

History of shoulder pain? Stay the heck away from these 7 exercises.

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You do an exercise, feel a twinge in your shoulder and power through the remaining reps because, well, you think you're weak if you don't. However, your shoulders simply are not designed to perform many common exercises. And grinding through a set in pain does more harm than good; it can eventually lead to an injury that takes you off the field.

We spoke with several elite experts on shoulder health to learn what exercises you should avoid to stay injury-free.

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You do an exercise, feel a twinge in your shoulder and power through the remaining reps because, well, you think you're weak if you don't. However, your shoulders simply are not designed to perform many common exercises. And grinding through a set in pain does more harm than good; it can eventually lead to an injury that takes you off the field.

We spoke with several elite experts on shoulder health to learn what exercises you should avoid to stay injury-free.

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Topics: PULL-UP | SHOULDERS | EXERCISE | INJURY | ROW | OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING | SLIDESHOW