Exercise Safety

Author: Rod Ferris CPT, CPAFLA
Warm up Before Starting Any Exercise

warm-up provides the body with a period of adjustment between rest and preformance. This is important for the tissue for exercise, increasing blood flow, and preventing injuries.

Listen to your Body

If you start to feel pain in a certain area, listen to your body and get some rest. The pain might be from improper form, overtraining, etc.

Use Proper Form

Most resi

stance training injuries are due to improper form, if you are worried about going to failure, bring a spotter or use a smith machine.

Breathe Properly

Holding your breathe should be avoided at all time while weight training. Holding your breathe could lead to more serious problems such as the rise of your blood pressure, dizziness, and then blackout. Exhale on your exertion, or concentric (positive) contraction, and inhale on the eccentric (negative) contraction.