It’ll stunt your growth. It’s dangerous. You know it causes arthritis and high blood pressure, right?
If you’re a member of the bodybuilding or weightlifting worlds, you’ve heard these unsolicited, elevator-style TED Talks — ironically from those with zero experience — at least once or twice.
You bite your tongue and take the high road, avoiding this confrontation for two reasons:
- Most of what they’re spewing is untrue (it’s an argument not worth your time).
- Weightlifting isn’t entirely risk-free (the old “quit while you’re ahead” scenario).
Those 300-pound deadlifts, rapid-fire pull-up reps, and 30 weekly squat sets could all trigger cascading physical effects that can leave you sidelined for weeks or even months.
Or worse … in an operating room.
Check out these 17 weight lifting injury statistics to put the risks into a better perspective![Read more…] about Weight-Lifting Injury Rates (Is It Really That Dangerous)