You’ve posted your motivational quotes all over the walls. You’ve purchased workout clothes you love. You’ve set aside time in your schedule for workouts, and you’ve treated yourself to a membership to that nice gym that puts cucumber in their water and doesn’t charge you for towels. If you’ve done all this, it can be extremely disheartening to be taken down by a workout injury. All you wanted to do was get in shape, and now you’ve made a mistake that renders you bed ridden (or at least couch ridden) for weeks. The worst part is that most gym injuries are easily avoideable if you just know what to do –and what not to do. So, don’t sit bitterly on your couch and watch people jog outside your window. Be informed about these common workout injuries and how to avoid them.
A pectoral tear
Men and women do a lot of pectoral work because it can give both genders a nice, sculpted chest. But a tear in this region—whether it’s across the chest or right by the upper arm—is very painful, and makes daily activities like typing and driving difficult.