Avoid injury in the gym

January 19, 2010

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safety in the weight room

* Lift weights slowly, and lower carefully, keeping joints slightly bent at extension
* Keep your abdominals engaged (abs pulled inward)
* Always move weights through full range of motion (as long as their is no pain)
* Warm up before lifting any weights (do a few light sets or do a cardio warm up)
* Cross train by doing a variety of activities
* Use weights that are appropriate for you (ask a trainer to help you find what range is beneficial for you)
* Keep your workouts focused and know their purpose
* Stretch after each set or at the end of your workout
* Take a break when you need it


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