Not even the almighty squat is a perfect exercise. What’s arguably the best move in the catalog can turn into a crippler if you allow your chest to sag, knees to buckle, or lower back to support the entire load.
That doesn’t take away from the squat’s ability to beef up your quads or ignite your core muscles. It’s just that, like all exercises, it has potential downsides. From user error to lack of efficiency, we asked ACE Certified Personal Trainer Franklin Antoian, founder of iBodyfit to highlight some drawbacks of other popular exercises.