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5.2 Muscle Training Safety Precautions By Destiny Duncan
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Warm up and cool down. Warm up and cool down for each session. Begin each strength training session with five to 10 minutes of light aerobic activity, such as walking, jogging in place or jumping rope. Your warm-up session before lifting weights should include stretching exercises, calisthenics and jogging. This warms the muscles and prepares them for more vigorous activity. When you begin each lifting exercise, use small amounts of weight at first and then progress to heavier weights. Gentle stretching after each session is a good idea, too. Stretching is also important during your cool down.
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Keep it light. Kids can safely lift adult-size weights, as long as the weight is light enough. In most cases, one set of 12 to 15 repetitions is all it takes. The resistance doesn't have to come from weights, either. Resistance tubing and body-weight exercises, such as pushups, are other effective options.
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Rest between workouts.
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