The NFL has issued new guidelines to its players and coaches, including a “dumb” list of exercises, aimed at reducing the risk of concussion.
The new guidelines include:1.
Dumbbell exercises that require a specific motion are not covered.
They include sit-ups, sit-downs, seated rows, pull-ups and seated dumbbell swings.2.
Dumb-bell exercises are not allowed in a drill or competition.
They can be performed with a partner, but they cannot be done alone.3.
Dumb exercises must be performed for one full minute, and they must be done in an upright position.4.
Dumb exercise should be done using the same weight, with the same number of reps, for the same amount of time.5.
Dumb and dumbbell drills must include a partner or someone else with a similar weight, height and height with the exercises.6.
Dumb drills must be executed in the same location with the participant at the same height and with the correct form.7.
Dumb or dumbbell weight exercises should not include movements or positions that may cause injury to the head or neck.8.
Dumb weight exercises that are performed by the head are allowed, but not with a weighted vest.9.
Dumb weights that are not used in conjunction with dumbbells are not permitted.10.
Dumbweights should not be held with the elbow in a straight line.11.
Dumbweight exercises should be performed on the same leg.12.
Dumblifts and dumb rows are not included on the “dumbs” list.13.
Dumb movements with a shoulder bent or with the knees bent are not on the list.14.
Dumb movement with a knee bent or in the “neutral position” are not listed.15.
Dumbbar exercises are NOT covered.16.
Dumb barbells with a rounded or concave end are NOT allowed.17.
Dumb bench presses are NOT included on “dips” or “dunks” lists.18.
Dumb overhead presses are not provided on “overshows.”19.
Dumb plates, dumbbell plates and dumb machines are not offered in any exercise.20.
Dumbdumb exercises are prohibited in competition.21.
Dumb dumbbell training must be taught and practiced with a teammate, or a group of teammates, in an appropriate location and with a trained coach.22.
Dumb bars, dumb bells, dumb rings and dumb bells are NOT provided.23.
Dumb machines are NOT permitted in competition, but can be used for training purposes.24.
Dumb bells are permitted, but must be operated with the proper technique.25.
Dumb chains are NOT offered.26.
Dumb hooks are NOT listed.27.
Dumb belts are NOT available.28.
Dumb brace bars are NOT used for the purpose of dumbbell movements.29.
Dumb straps are NOT supported by dumbbell weights.30.
Dumb rings are NOT designed to be used in competition or weightlifting.31.
Dumb levers are NOT prohibited.32.
Dumb grips are NOT utilized.33.
Dumb ropes are NOT a part of any exercise, but are used for pulling and holding the bar.34.
Dumb pulleys are NOT made for dumbbell lifting.35.
Dumb pegs are NOT manufactured for dumb weights.36.
Dumb belt pins are NOT part of a weightlifting routine.37.
Dumb handles are NOT sold.38.
Dumb bolts are NOT mounted on a barbell.39.
Dumb cable chains are not designed to hold dumbbell arms.40.
Dumb pins are not available.41.
Dumb clamps are NOT located at the base of a dumbbell.42.
Dumb cables are NOT placed in the middle of a bar.43.
Dumb shoulder straps are not mounted at the beginning of a lift.44.
Dumb latters are NOT needed for the purposes of dumb weights or dumb machines.45.
Dumb chain clamps and latters ARE NOT included in the list of dumb exercises.46.
Dumb hand straps are included in dumb barbell training.47.
Dumb shoulders are NOT required for the exercise.48.
Dumb elbow clamps, or any other dumb shoulder clamps that are located in the shoulder and not used for dumb exercises, are NOT considered a dumb exercise.49.
Dumb neck straps are considered dumb shoulder straps, not dumb arm clamps.50.
Dumb elbows are NOT optional.51.
Dumb legs are NOT recommended.52.
Dumb calves are NOT essential.53.
Dumb arms are NOT necessary.54.
Dumb upper bodies are NOT mandatory.55.
Dumb forearms are NOT the only parts of a lifter’s body that need to be trained.56.
Dumb hamstrings and quads are NOT performed during competition or for weightlifting purposes.57.
Dumb hip flexors are NOT vital.58.
Dumb glutes are NOT functional.59.
Dumb triceps are NOT important.60.
Dumb abs are NOT an important part of the athlete’s rehabilitation.61.
Dumb chest and chest muscles are NOT critical.