Q: Is it possible to copyright an exercise such as a specific stretch or an activity to develop a certain muscle?
I'm writing an exercise book and want to make sure it's legal to use specific exercises that have been used in other programs. I am not copying a program but just using the exercises.
A: You are probably safe to use the exercises in your book. Generally, an exercise, such as a bench press or a pull up, is not protected by copyright law. Although, keep in mind that the photographs or written descriptions of exercises in other sources likely are protected by copyright.
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