I hear a lot about injuries, and I'm scared ****less when I squat by myself at home with no safety rack things at the bottom.
And exactly how common are injuries among you guys? Seems like a lot of you guys have messed up your back or something.
Anyways, so far I'm injury free, except for a slight wrist pain I used to have when I was cleaning, but I had wrong form. I corrected that.
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Last few years: Finger, bicep, shins, hips, hams, shoulder.
From, respectfully: climbing, climbing, running, soccer, soccer, sleeping.
Lifing is safe if you know what you can handle and ALWAYS keep good form.
I would get some spotting bars for those squats bro' = you dont want to be driven into the ground by too much weight.
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I hate injuring myself in my sleep. If this were a fair world, it'd never happen!
Also, I'd never squat without pins. Unless I had a great spotter on either side.
-Broken fingers eleven times.
-broken toes (several).
-dislocated both thumbs.
-dislocated left shoulder.
-torn left rotator cuff.
-torn ligaments in left wrist
-tear in lower right trap.
-tore the musculature off my lower spine last year (near disc herniation).
-particles in both knees.
-torn tibofibula ligament right ankle.
-some nagging hip thing.
These are from lifting, football, martial arts, and fighting.
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severe knee injury - tore LCL, ACL, lateral meniscus, broke large piece of bone off platella (pinned back together).. injury resulted in 2 inches of muscle atrophy on quad/hamstring, and 1 nasty scar from surgery..
it happened while fighting w/ a friend..
also i've had a broken nose and toe, and an ongoing left trap pain (like for 5 years, unknown to docs)
Upper-Middle back muscle strain. Too much volume and too little rest. Took about 3 months to heal. No upperbody lifting during that time, and limited lower body lifting.
broken fingers and toes , fractured forearm, torn MCL, broken hand, severely sprained ankle, dislocated knee: all from football.
No injuries directly related to lifting.
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I got a paper cut in the july of 1999. It was scary.
I personally feel the more (time wise and weight) that I lift, the less likely injury is because your body is stronger and better able to cope, but only if form, concentration and careful movements (i.e. not snatching or grabbing a weight up, unless thats what your training for)
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A sprained ankle 10 years ago.
I've never injured myself weightlifting and I don't plan to, safety is in my top priority list.
Tendonitis in knee (suffered for 3 years)
" " in shoulder (currently injured with) (10 weeks expected)
Ligament damage in shoulder ( 4 months out)
Shins splints (3 months out)
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how does this hamper your training??Originally posted by Borris
for me -- broken everything below my right knee from separate sports occassions; fractured left wrist (which makes basically ALL curls a nightmare to this day); torn hamstring; strained knee ligament; and the ubiquitous, omnipresent, debilitating back pain that makes pain-free days a noteworthy event.
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shattered small toe when 5lb safety buckle fell off a bench
injured left elbow doing db lat raises that were to heavy for me
injured something in my right back muscle area doing 100lb pullups (managed 8 till it went!)
injured right wrist doing bb upright rows that were to heavy