5 Simple, Yet Crucial Keys to Injury-Free Resistance Training

Greetings all!

Several years ago I hurt one of my shoulders lifting weights.  It took more than a year to heal.  Later, I experienced some knee pain, which took several months to remedy.  During my several visits to orthopedic doctors and physical therapists I learned that suffering from the types of injuries and pain I had experienced was not a necessary part of exercising with weights over long periods of time (years).  It turns out that there are 5 keys to injury prevention when it comes to lifting weights.  However, no one stresses these keys to recreational athletes or fitness enthusiasts.  Those keys are given in the video below.

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15 Responses to “5 Simple, Yet Crucial Keys to Injury-Free Resistance Training”

  1. Those are some huge thigh muscles you’ve got there Bud! This is a great video because not only does it teach you how to prevent injury, but it shows off your muscles so it increases your credibility!

    Lisa McLellan
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  2. kate McKeon says:

    Darryl, come train me. In decent shape but need soemone who is focused on this 24/7 and legitimate. Most folks marketing fitness are so blindingly clueless it pains me.


  3. I love that you makes videos to explain your tips. It kept me engaged in addition to being interested in your expertise.
    Would love more tips…and you know I have mentioned working on that post-baby belly…

    Jen Battaglino
    The Harwood Group – Tinnitus, Chronic Illness, Fears, and Anxiety

  4. Your information is perfect for what I am trying to accomplish with my lifestyle now. Keep the tips coming.

    Robert Martin

  5. I should start stretching even if it is just for the push ups

    Jose Escalante

  6. Mister P says:

    Great tips Darryl

  7. JJ Jalopy says:

    Hey Darryl.

    This is a great video about weight training.

    You’re super charismatic!

  8. Rob Northrup says:

    This is so true. We all need to be careful not to overdo it at the beginning as well or we learn to hate exercise

    Seize the Day,

    Simple Survival Tips For Disasters and Emergencies

  9. Lynn Lane says:

    Some great advice. After years in the martial arts I still see people work-out without a warmup. I’ve done it in the past and paid the price.

    I need surgery on a shoulder because I didn’t warmup before a fight years ago.

    Great Looking Wheels Too!

    Lynn Lane–>
    The Warrior Of Success

  10. A friend of mine is an orthopedic surgeon. He claims he paid for his house on the beach with the money paid to him by 40-year olds trying to play Basketball.

    I have always kept this in mind.

    Steve Chambers, Body Language Speaker

    • Darryl says:

      Hey, Steve, your comment reminds me of one of my visits to a physical therapist. The therapist said that if people warmed up and stretched pre and post exercise, that physical therapists would go out of business, or at least have their business greatly diminished.

      Of course, it’s necessary to know what and how to stretch, which I’ll cover in another blog.

      Another “must do” I learned from the physical therapist is the necessity of training “supporting” muscles. In particular, those muscles and tendons that make up the rotator cuff. I’ll cover that in a future video/blog as well.

      Regarding the orthopedic doctor paying for his house with money form 40-year old patients that tried to play basketball, I’ve heard that basketball and 40+ year olds don’t mix. I tend to think that this is because the 40+ year old crowd is typically inactive and they don’t warm up and do a pre and post exercise stretch, thus they play on generally unused, stiff, brittle tendons. I’ll have to talk with a doctor about this.

      Speaking of tendons becoming brittle with lack of use, I knew a guy in his 50s that never exercised. He accidentally got into a bees nest while doing yard work. When he ran away, the achilles tendons in both legs snapped. Moral of the story: stay active.

      • Katie says:

        I’ll back you up on that one – use it or lose it!

        If I go more than a week without doing push-ups I have to go modified to use proper form. Those supporting muscles need all the love that the major muscles do!


  11. Keri Eagan says:

    Saw your new pic…Hello! Seriously, top advice about avoiding injury. I’ve spent a small fortune on physios, osteos.

    Keri Eagan

  12. Enjoyable video blog and solid advice on avoiding exercise injuries.

    Strategies For Success

  13. John Ho says:


    Great explanation on how to avoid injuries with video and grart voice from you!

    John Ho
    Numerology Expert Helps Understanding Personality for Better Influence & Persuasion

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