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Preventing Hernia While Weight Lifting

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    So I want to exercise my muscles a bit and bought some dumbell weights but I'd like to do in the safest way possible, so as not to develop hernia. I heard that most common causes are this excessive weight lifting and sudden twists.

    What extra care should I take to eliminate the risks and exercise my muscles in a safe way?
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    ive said it before and ill say it again

    shut up and squat
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    (Original post by minim)
    What extra care should I take to eliminate the risks and exercise my muscles in a safe way?

    Learn how to do the exercises correctly




    Also: peter how was new york?
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    (Original post by Bebbs)
    Learn how to do the exercises correctly




    Also: peter how was new york?



    incredible place, well worth going! Its on par with amsterdam for me!
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    (Original post by Peter North)
    ive said it before and ill say it again

    shut up and squat

    So you squat while doing stuff like lateral raise? I got this exercise sheet from York, together with the weights and it doesn't mention it; they're all just standing in the pictures.
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    squatting gives you a good butt
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    How heavy are your dumbells?:confused:
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    If they come with an 'exercise sheet/poster' no doubt it's one of the 20kg sets (2x10kg dumbbells) that argos and the others pedal, nothing substantial.
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    You can still get quite decent arms with 20 kg dumbbells.
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    (Original post by ch0c0h01ic)
    If they come with an 'exercise sheet/poster' no doubt it's one of the 20kg sets (2x10kg dumbbells) that argos and the others pedal, nothing substantial.
    I had some of them ages ago - I didnt get a hernia though (don't think so anyway )

    OP just don't overdo it with the weights and you'll probably be fine.


    Note: If you DO get a hernia, then you overdid it, and it's your fault :p:

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