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how can you prevent weight-lifting-related muscle strains and pulls?

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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Plan ahead...: The most important thing to prevent these issues is two fold - it is important to be well hydrated (maybe even with electrolytes if you sweat a lot) as well as it is better to start low and work up on weight and repetition. It is better to lift a smaller weight and do more often rather than jumping to a high weight.
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Strains and pulls: 1. An effective warm up and stretching 2. Maintaining good form during exercise 3. Avoiding sudden jerking movements 4. Stretching and cool down.

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