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Author Topic: Is lifting lighter really safer?  (Read 2715 times)
Viking11
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« Reply #50 on: April 02, 2018, 01:35:13 PM »

The key is using proper  form and controlling the weight.  If you can not lift the weight slowly and with strict form, it is too heavy. Ive had two significant injuries in  30 years of lifting and I almost always use heavy weights. The first was my shoulder, which happened putting down an 80 lb db after dong flyes,  the gym was hot, no AC, I was sweating with sweat in my eyes, couldn't see well and misjudged the ground. The second was an umbillical hernia a few years ago, which the surgeon said was probably congenital, and happens often with men in their 50s.  Running beats me up worse than lifting does. note I do have a large frame with muscle fiber type more often found in elite power athletes than in distance runners, with 7 1/2" wrists, so my structure is suited to lifting heavy. Others may not be as well suited.  Know your body.
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