Dumb by Design

Have you ever been injured by an exercise machine? Most machines are designed with safety in mind, but occasionally something stupid comes through in product design and manufacturing, or some amazing way for humans to hurt themselves unfolds during use or abuse of a machine.

But hold on … it’s not just the exercise machine manufacturers that occassionally err in product design and manufacturing. It might be the way a fitness center installed or placed a machine or group of machines in the design of their faciility. Or it might be some way the machine was modified after installation. Anyway, flaws we find will be posted in this section of Exercise-Reports.com.

Some errors and injuries that occur are just pure musclehead acts. For details on ways human mistakes cause injuries in fitness and from improper use of exercise machines and fitness facilities, check this column’s cousin at Never Mind, Musclehead!