Safe exercise is a relative term, it totally depends on your diagnosed condition, your fitness level, and your experience with the nominated exercise. If for example you have a broken tibia (shin bone) then doing squats before the bone has completely repaired is not safe and is in fact contraindicated. However, once the bone has fully healed squats then become a safe and effective exercise for rehabilitating the injured leg.
Speak to your practitioner to find out which exercises are appropriate for you. If your practitioner is not knowledgeable about exercise or training speak to someone who is. You need to find out how often to perform the exercise (once per day, once a week), number of sets and repetitions (3x10, 8x3), rest time between sets, how much weight to use if training with weights (10kg dumbell, 40kg barbell), or whether simple body weight is enough (dips, lunges, push-ups).
Also, some exercises are safe when performed by an expert but may not be safe for a novice. Technique is very important and can determine whether an exercise is safe or not, if you are a novice at a new exercise have an experienced person (coach, trainer, practitioner) observe you performing the exercise. It may require several session of observation before you are able to perform the exercise safely on your own.
Hope this helps.
Dr Adam Gavine
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