Whether you’re a competitive bodybuilder or hitting the weights for the first time, one vital thing to keep in mind’s workout safety. Sure, it’s easy to get lost in the thrill of the workout, to push out one more rep or add ten more pounds. It’s just as easy to push yourself too hard and lose your focus for a split second. Before you know it, you suffer a potentially serious injury. That’s why workout safety is so important.
Spotting Is Not Enough
Some may disregard this thinking, “I always workout with a spotter, that person will look out for me.” Well, that is important, but having a spotter isn’t a guarantee against suffering an injury when working out.
Your spotter may not always be paying attention or may not recognize your body’s limits. Your spotter might be eager to help you get the most of your routine and might encourage you to push yourself harder than normal. For the most part, this is great. You both mutually support each other and get each other to go the extra mile. Sometimes, though, spotters may go too far or not pay attention. It’s important that the person you pick as a spotter is someone who’s attentive and puts your safety above everything else.
Be Your Own Judge
Having a spotter is an important safety measure for anyone. But the person doing the reps has to be aware of their physical and mental limits. You’re the best judge of what your body is capable of. There will be days when you are not feeling it, so it’s best to do a light routine until next time. Then you can hit the weights harder later to make up for it.
Also, during your routine it’s important to follow these basic workout safety tips:
- Always warm up and cool down: Start off slow and stretch before beginning your routine, and bring your body down with cool down exercises before your finish your workout
- Remember to stay hydrated: You lose more water than you realize and we all know how vital it is to keep yourself hydrated. This doesn’t just replenish your lost liquids, but cools your body down
- Wear the right clothing: Dress in comfortable clothing that is appropriate for workout routines, and remember to make sure your shoes fit well and are secured
- Check your equipment: Examine the workout equipment and makes sure it’s safe to use before starting
- Listen to your body: If you don’t feel right, or something feels out of place in your body, stop immediately
Workout safety always comes first. This is something we take incredibly serious at SDI Labs. We practice it in our personal lives and we practice it in business. Some companies are content to use chemicals that haven’t been tested. Not us. Our products are the highest quality you’ll find on the market. Check out our cycles today and start getting ripped the safe way!