Weight lifting isn’t for everyone but it can help you develop strong and well-toned muscles in every area of your body. You can use dumbbells, barbells and various lifts to ensure you end up with the body you really want.
Are you lifting weights responsibly?
Knowing how to properly lift weights is essential if you are to avoid injury. You should take responsibility for doing this but there should be people at the gym who can advise you if you are just starting out. Always begin by lifting lighter weights and then work up to see how much you can safely lift without starting out too high.
Weight lifting injuries can be very painful
If you have ever experienced an injury while lifting weights at a gym your first task should be to see how bad the injury is. Proper medical help is required here and you should be able to see a first aider at the gym. They’ll record the accident too, which may be prudent when you come to consider compensation if the accident wasn’t your fault.
It is best to see your own doctor as well if you think the injury may need treatment. It is quite easy to rip or tear a muscle, tendon or ligament in this situation. Whatever happened, it can be painful and it could take a while to heal. It may also affect your ability to do other things. In the worst cases you may even have to miss work – something that can be borne in mind if you lose money through the injury. If that happens you may be able to claim it back through your compensation claim if you are in a position to make one.
What if the injury was caused by someone else?
If you suspect you incurred an injury through no fault of your own, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline for information and advice. Weights made available for use in a gym should be safe and properly maintained. They should also be inspected regularly to ensure they are safe to use. It’s good to know you can seek advice from experienced trainers there as well.
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Date Published: April 19, 2014
Author: David Brown