The value of good exercise instruction should never be underestimated. Nor should the value of safety equipment. While tumbling down a mountain yesterday after an accident involving: me, a canyon, and two snowboards, it was brought to my attention in most glaring of fashions that helmets save lives. I had a very terrible fall and yet by possessing a relatively high level of fitness and good safety gear, I managed to escape the event with only a mild shoulder strain and a short ER trip visit confirming my self diagnosis via x-ray. Remember if your getting involved in sports with high levels of natural danger, be sure to wear that safety gear. In the gym however, this safety gear translates into: lifting straps, knee wraps, waist belts. By performing exercises with proper form, and having a spotter when lifting free weights exercisers can limit their dependency on accessories and achieve higher levels of fitness in their stabilizer muscles. Most importantly however is to stay with in a safe level of exercise for each individual and to have fun while exercising.
About The Author
Tristan Daeley is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, an Emergency Medical Technician, and Mental Health Assistant in Whatcom County. He has received his Masters of Science in Psychology and BA's in Psychology and Government. Currently, he is pursuing a post-graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis to further build upon his behavior modification knowledge to help people be happy and healthy in body and mind...