Staying injury free while training for size is a multi-factorial, multi-layered process. Lifting weights is actually very safe and the injury rates are far lower than many sports. Adding muscle to your frame can help to reduce injuries. In that respect, it is like armor for your body. There are, however, hundreds of gym rats out there dealing with nagging injuries which are completely avoidable. These injuries are roadblocks to muscle gain. Many of the aches and pains lifters are dealing with are due to poor programming choices. By addressing all the elements listed below you will give yourself the best chance of avoiding these mistakes, staying injury free, and building the most muscle possible.
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