1 – Wrist Injuries
The most commonly used body part when you are in the gym is the hand. It is present in just about every exercise, whether you are using a machine, free weights or just your body weight. And one particular area that gets most of the strain is the wrist. This is also the reason why it gets injured more than other body parts. A simple way to avoid this is using wrist guards.
2 – Back InjuriesBack injuries are very common, even among experienced fitness enthusiasts. This is due to the following reasons: over-confidence, improper posture and improper movements. Exercises that focus on the back muscles can lead to injuries due to improper posture. Other exercises that involve movement of your back may result to injuries due to improper posture. Overconfidence can also injure your back. This occurs when you think you can lift something that is actually too heavy for you.
3 – Chest Injuries
This type of injury is common during barbell bench press. You are pressing the barbell which is either too heavy or when your arms are at their limit. So the bar ends up dropping on top of your chest. To avoid this you will need to have a spotter who can assist you when try to push the barbell up but you are no longer able to.
4 – Head InjuriesHead injuries are always possible in the gym since there are workout exercises that involve raising weight over your head. The main reason for injuries is due to falling weights and bars towards the head or face. This can be due to tired arms unable to bear the weight or during imbalances in arm strength causing weights to fall from the bar.
5 – Overextensions
Overextensions can happen on muscles or tissues that can damage and cause pain. This is caused by wrong movements during exercise or even when stretching in preparation for one. Overextension can also happen when you are trying to move a weight that is too heavy for you.
These are the common injuries at the gym. As you can see, all of them are due to carelessness and overconfidence. Know what you doing and master it to the fullest to prevent such injuries. Better yet, have a friend as a spotter so he or she can come to your aid.