Weight Lifting, Injuries in

Weight lifting is performed by itself as a competitive sport and by athletes in other sports as part of training programs to increase muscle strength, endurance, and power. The high amount of resistance and repetitive movements in weight lifting can cause both acute and chronic injuries to muscle, tendon, and bone. The body parts most commonly injured by weight lifting include the shoulders, knees, and lumbar spine. Although serious injuries can occur, most weight lifting injuries are relatively minor.

General guidelines should be followed to decrease the risk of injury from ...

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