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How To Avoid Weight Lifting Mistakes

Weight lifting mistakes like trying to lift before you are fully warmed up, or taking on weights that are heavier than the ones you need, can turn a workout session into a nightmare. The pain of a weight lifting mistake is bad enough, but the discomfort of an injury during strength training is just one part of the package. Most mistakes in the weight room cause injury or damage, which spells bad news for your health in the present and in the future. Tearing a tendon or a muscle insertion can effect the resilience of that muscle group and impact your training for years to come.

If you do get injured lifting weights, you will need to rest the damaged muscles until they recover, which can bring some aspects of your training to a sudden halt. It is crucial to your success at the gym to avoid common weight lifting mistakes that can have consequences that will set your training back and keep you from making progress.

Most weight lifting mistakes result from trying to take on too much weight too early in the training process. In an effort to push harder, many beginning and even some experienced lifters try to handle the most poundage possible, a choice that often backfires. Experts agree that it is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to lifting weights, so although it is important to challenge yourself with your workout, it is better to opt for more reps with less pounds than to risk hurting yourself. To complete a rep with heavier weight than you can handle, you will probably have to compromise your form, which is a weight lifting mistake that can lead to injuries that will come back to haunt you.

To protect yourself against weight lifting injuries, just follow these simple tips. Rather than pushing yourself to your limits by trying to lift heavy weight, try sticking with smaller weights but persevering through a couple of extra reps. Your main priority should be to achieve perfect form as you go through your weight lifting regimen, so when you set your fitness goals, focus on attaining better positions rather than on lifting more weight. To protect your muscles make sure that they are warm from start to finish as you workout. A solid warm-up and a gentle cool down will help you make sure that your muscles are at their peak of flexibility, which will help you avoid injury.

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