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Weight-Training Safety Quiz

Take the Weight-Training Safety Quiz

Many Americans are starting weight-training (or resistance-training) programs to improve their health and fitness. The following quiz can help you determine if you know enough about strength training to start a program yourself.

1. Weight training increases fitness by increasing muscle strength and endurance, enhancing the cardiovascular system, and increasing flexibility.
2. It's important to check with your doctor before beginning a weight-training program.
3. To avoid injury when weight training, keep the training area clean and free of debris. Stay well hydrated while lifting. Stretch after warming up.
4. It doesn't matter which type of shoes you wear.
5. Weight-training programs can be done with free weights or weight machines.
6. Don't work any muscle group more than three times a week.
7. Rest each muscle group at least 48 hours between workouts.
8. Work larger muscle groups, such as the legs, chest, and back, before the smaller ones, such as shoulders and arms.
9. Rest between sets to give your muscles a chance to recover.
10. It's safe to hold your breath when you lift.
 
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