Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Safety First

A sad event occurred on July 10th when a young teen, who was lifting weights alone at his home, was killed in what the news called a "freak accident."

In my opinion, it is surprising that the death toll isn't higher since this scenario seems to be the norm for young teens (as well as adults) who perform exercises alone - especially those exercises that require proper spotting by a qualified individual.

Strength training is a great activity but safety is paramount - especially when you are training alone so use discretion and forgoe ANY exercise - even if it's the "best of the best" if you can be injured - or worse!

Here is the article regarding the death of this young teen.