There are many tools that you can use to protect yourself during an intense workout. The first thing you will need is a proper footwear. Make sure when you do any exercise, the shoes you wear are flat from the bottom such a Chuck Taylor’s. Next, you can also use wrist-straps to get the tight grip on the weights so they will not slip from your fingers. The most common injury you could suffer while working out is your lower back. To avoid these problems, you could wear a weight lifting belt from further injuring yourself. One of the most common complaints from bodybuilders and non-bodybuilders is calluses on their hands and easy solution to this problem is wearing weigh lifting gloves.