The article was good, but I missed references to safety. I know that it wasn't the focus of the article, but I felt it could have mentioned that strength training is hard on the muscles, and how important it is to do it right. Some of the techniques, might be ok for people with some experience, but for a newbie, I am afraid they can distract from doing the moves properly. For example, when I started strength training, I was reccommended (by the trainer) to start with machines to avoid injuries from doing the exercises wrong... Again, I know the article was not about safety, but I felt it could have had a mention.
(I hope this comment does not scare anyone away from strength training. It is an excellent form of exercise, one of my favourites. Just be safe)
- 10/14/2009 1:52:54 AM