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HOW TO NOT GET INJURED IN THE GYM



How safe is the gym? How can we ensure we don't get injured at the gym? Is the gym safe enough for anyone? For anyone starting or progressing in the gym it is important to take the precautions to ensure your safety. If you're thinking of joining a gym or recently joined a gym it's important to take the proper steps to safety in the gym whilst progressing.


Gym injuries usually occur when you don't take the right steps to ensuring your safety. Here's our tips on 'HOW TO NOT GET INJURED IN THE GYM'


1. FORM FORM FORM

The biggest reason why people get injured in the gym is because they perform the incorrect form. Progressing your fitness journey in the gym, requires performing correct form, this will help you avoid injury, and pack on as much muscle as possible. If you're wanting to learn how to use correct form, feel free to give us a call and we'd be happy to help.


2. WARM UP

Before you workout, it's important to warm up to reduce risk of injury. Warming up increase your heart rate and following increasing your blood flow, enabling more oxygen to reach your muscles. Helping you perform a more effective workout.


3. DON'T EGO LIFT

Ego lifting refers to the practice of lifting weights that are too heavy to perform the correct form. Ego lifting is one of the biggest reasons of injury in the gym. Not only does it risk injury, it can also slow down your progress due to not performing the correct form.


4. USE A FITNESS EXPERT TO LEARN

When I started my fitness journey, I was very unsure of how to use weights, machines and even do some bodyweight exercises. So I got a personal trainer that taught me everything from being a beginner to how an expert would perform in the gym. It really kickstarted my fitness journey. If you're looking to make fitness and health a lifestyle, a Personal Trainer can just the asset you need.


5. HYDRATE AND FUEL PROPERLY

Drinking enough water and fuelling your body everyday is going to help you feel your best. Going about your days, and training require an adequate diet to give you the strength you need to perform a good workout. Being adequately hydrated is going to allow your body to function smoothly and effectively.



The gym is a relatively safe place if take the steps to looking after yourself, in the gym and out of the gym. Remember to warm up to allow your body to move freely, and use correct form to protect yourself from injury as much as possible. To maximise your safety seek out a Personal Trainer who can teach you what you need to do to progress as efficiently as possible.


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