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How should I handle free weights when doing strengthening exercises?

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Because the risk of injury is higher with free weights, it's best to exercise with someone when using heavy weights. This way, you can "spot" for each other and keep each other safe

Get trained in how to lift properly using free weights, so you don't get hurt.

SOURCES:

Mazur, L. , July 1993. Sports Medicine

PBS.org: "Strengthening Exercises: What You Need to Get Started."

MedicineNet: "Exercise Strength and Endurance Levels."

American College of Sports Medicine.

CNN.com.

Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on June 12, 2018

SOURCES:

Mazur, L. , July 1993. Sports Medicine

PBS.org: "Strengthening Exercises: What You Need to Get Started."

MedicineNet: "Exercise Strength and Endurance Levels."

American College of Sports Medicine.

CNN.com.

Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on June 12, 2018

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