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What's Wrong With This Picture: Exercise Edition

It doesn't take the brains of a rocket scientist to know how to exercise safely, but there are some things everyone needs to know about proper form and techniques when working out. For instance, bench pressing 75 pounds without someone to spot you just isn't safe, and not stretching before a run is a great way to end up with a pulled a muscle. Use your fitness smarts and figure out what's wrong in the pictures below.

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Here's a woman doing lateral raises. What's she doing wrong?

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This woman is stretching her abs doing Cobra pose. What is she doing incorrectly?

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This woman is taking a stroll with some hand weights. What's wrong with this picture?

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This woman is stretching her hamstrings after a run. What could she do to make her stretch more effective?

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This woman is walking on the treadmill. What's the problem here?

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