16 Dangerous Fitness Trends In America

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Between The Biggest Loser and Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, the public is eager to take on the hottest fitness moves featured on TV. But while exercise as a weight loss strategy is certainly advisable, some of the moves on television are best avoided. To avoid injury or even death, be sure to keep the following exercises trends far away from your workout plan.

1. CrossFit

A current hit at gyms all over the world, CrossFit places an emphasis on repetition that many fitness experts find problematic, particularly for older participants with vulnerable joints.

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