Is Weightlifting Safe?
Weightlifting is a much safer sport than other contact sports that most people participate in. Weightlifting also has the lowest injury rate when compared to other forms of weight training. Any type of injury in weightlifting is usually due to overuse or a random rare accident. Check out the Benefits Section for more information about the injury and safety aspect of weightlifting.
How do I develop Flexibility?
There are a couple ways to increase flexibility. One basic way is to incorporate stretching daily to speed up progress. Check out the Different Types of Stretching page to learn about them. Another way to develop flexibility is to hold the bottom positions in the Overhead Squat and Front Squat; use a moderate amount of weight and just hold the position for roughly 3-5 seconds and then stand back up. This can be repeated as necessary and will also increase flexibility within the movements.