4. Bench Dips

Another exercise you should avoid is bench pressing. While the exercise itself isn’t bad, it’s not the best exercise for people over 60.

Chances are, you’ll have a forward-bent shoulder posture, and bench press forces your shoulders to turn inward even more. When you lower, the humeral bone slides too far forward and puts additional strain on your shoulder joint.

With age and a natural decrease in muscle strength and mobility, you should definitely avoid exercises that are difficult to perform.

Popular exercises such as sit-ups and crunches, while familiar and simple, can easily lead to back pain. If you’re starting a new exercise program in your 60s, you should seek expert advice to create a safe and effective plan.