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Old 01-14-2011, 08:00 AM   #23
Peter Dell'Orto
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Originally Posted by Tony Budding
We're NOT going to NOT program it because people can get hurt with it.
Okay, I can see programming a potentially dangerous movement in an exercise program. I mean, I climb ropes. Mess up, and you're not going to be happy. But . . . done right you're not going to have a problem.

Originally Posted by Gant Grimes View Post
Ok. How about not programming it because it's a largely pointless, inferior movement?
That's a pretty good argument. Especially since it seems clear that the opinion here is that if you do them, you're cruising for injury far out of proportion to any benefits of them.

#1: Can be dangerous + useful movement = still useful under certain circumstances.
#2: Is always dangerous if done correctly + margin movement easily outdone by safer movements = pointless, drop it.

GHD Situps sound like a clear case of #2.

I've done GHD situps once or maybe twice. They were hard, and I didn't have to do a lot of them, and honestly I haven't missed them in the (long) time since then. I vastly prefer to be facing the other direction and just do glute-ham raises and back extensions and those Smitty band-resisted planks on them instead.
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