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Squatting was my favorite exercise until I injured myself at 21 years old. I had to keep the bar off my back for over a decade because I would continuously injure myself. I almost fell into the crowd that believed that squatting is bad. That is until I figured it...

Over the past couple of years we have seen a huge boom in the fitness industry. I have worked in the big box gyms as a personal trainer at Gold's Gym and Bally's and served as manager and trainer of Crossfit Gyms. I have to say Crossfit has done a great thing in the industry by getting people off of treadmills, ellipticals, and weight machines. On the other hand the push for this hard core lift till you puke mentality has also shifted way too far now. It seems as if the biggest trend is people braggin about how hard they have "worked out" or "exercised". They brag about wanting to throw up or that they couldn't move for awhile after working out. This may not be a bad thing once in awhile, but the tendacy to abuse this type of training is wide spread. At first there is a big kick of adrenaline that is produced with these workouts, but over time it also leads to a crashed adrenal system, overuse injuries, and general lack of adherance to a training program.