6 Ways to Avoid Workout Injuries
How to get fit without getting hurt.
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4. Leg extension exercises and leg press machines
Potential injuries: Kneecap dislocation or bruising; aggravation of arthritis in knee; disc problems; tendinitis.
How to avoid them: Never lock your knees. Don’t put your foot under a bar or other rigid equipment that forces your leg into an unnatural position.
30-minute circuit training workout (like at Curves)
Potential injuries: Torn rotator cuffs; shoulder damage from doing too much too soon.
How to avoid them: Don’t feel obligated to do the whole 30-minute routine when starting out, especially if you feel pain. Stop, rest, and don’t push down too hard.
6. Assisted dips
Potential injuries: Shoulder, elbow, wrist dislocations; muscle strains; ligament tears.
How to avoid them: Don’t use a dip machine that requires you to drop down so low that your shoulders come up to your ears.