While that's a good thing, those pesky injuries are not. So how do you reap the benefits of weight lifting without spraining something, stubbing a toe or landing in the ER?
Use these tips. Here's everything you need to know about lifting, from proper form and toning tips to safety strategies and medical advice. Added bonus: Now you can ask a cutie at the gym to "work in" and impress him with your lingo. Don't sweat hitting the weights—if you do it right, you should stay injury-free.
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