Holy Name Medical Center - Weight-Training Safety Quiz

Many Americans are starting weight-training (or resistance-training) programs to improve their health and fitness. The following quiz can help you determine if you know enough about strength training.

Question 1:

Weight training increases fitness by increasing muscle strength and endurance, enhancing the cardiovascular system, and increasing flexibility.

Question 2:

It's important to check with your doctor before beginning a weight-training program.

Question 3:

To avoid injury when weight training, keep the training area clean and free of debris. Stay well hydrated while lifting. Stretch after warming up.

Question 4:

It doesn't matter which type of shoes you wear.

Question 5:

Weight-training programs can be done with free weights or weight machines.

Question 6:

Don't work any muscle group more than three times a week.

Question 7:

Rest each muscle group at least 48 hours between workouts.

Question 8:

Work larger muscle groups, such as the legs, chest, and back, before the smaller ones, such as shoulders and arms.

Question 9:

Rest between sets to give your muscles a chance to recover.

Question 10:

It's safe to hold your breath when you lift.


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