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The Piece of Gym Equipment You Ought to Avoid if Injury Isn't Your Thing

September 25, 2015 2 min read

Getting in the groove of a workout routine feels great. You're confident in yourself, you feel invigorated to attempt new moves, and you love the way you feel after you're done. But it's always a total bummer when you become victim to an injury. Suddenly your life feels flipped upside down and you're like a lost puppy trying to find your way home. How could this happen to you?! gym equipment cause injury If you're the type of exerciser who loves to utilize equipment, perhaps you should become acquainted with the types that are known to cause injuries. BOSU Balls: Fitness trainers have been advising against these half-cut stability balls due to the many long athletic drills and balance training making way for a variety of injuries. Overhead extensions: These can cause harm to your elbows and shoulders in the long run, as well as muscle-pulls which are caused by lifting weights that are heavier than the strength of your arms. Steppers: It's easy to trip on this piece of equipment. From twisted ankles to tearing a ligament or fracturing a bone, it may be best to put these to rest. Leg extension/curl machines: When something requires an unnatural movement, it only makes sense that risk of injury heightens. That's exactly what this piece of equipment does, along with a dangerous amount of weight placing on your knees. Treadmills: At most gyms these days, the distractions of such things like a TV are typical, but they can also cause the risk of falling, tripping and slipping on the treadmill to be greater. Have you experienced injury from any of these pieces of gym equipment? Source: India Daily Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_110622" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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