10 Most Common Gym Injuries (and How to Prevent Them)

Injury—the word alone is enough to strike fear into the heart of any athlete. We're in our fitness groove, setting personal bests and seeing results, only to find ourselves suddenly sidelined by unexpected pain.

But rather than being depressed about the gym sessions we're missing, we can take this opportunity to analyze why the injury occurred and how to make sure it doesn't happen again.

Here are 10 of the most common workout injuries—plus crucial tips on how to prevent them.

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