Injury when weightlifting, like all other sports, is to be avoided. The instance of injury will be minimal if you take all possible steps that eliminate the chances for them to occur first place.
If you eat well and train hard but sleep poorly, you're holding yourself back.
If even small changes can reduce the risk of injuries, sports organizations should consider them.
Rule number one is don't get injured. But if you do, ask yourself these questions to keep moving forward.
Ice water baths aren't effective at improving most markers of recovery.
Here is a video of the exercises I recommend to strengthen your rotator cuff and prevent injury.
So what are doctors to do when it comes to making decisions where the player's health and wellbeing is on one side, and the club is on the other?
If you find yourself benched by a foot injury, it's not an excuse to stop training.
As awareness of our bodies grows, taking things like vitamin D levels into account is becoming increasingly important.
Rhabdomyolysis doesn't have to happen, and understanding the condition is the first step to preventing it.
All too often acute pains become chronic, and we start to identify with our pain.
CrossFit is on the losing end of a personal injury lawsuit in Missouri. Blames due process.
Consider these strategies for working around and with knee pain.
I call out all the fitness specialists who would have you believe they can prevent sport and training-related injury.
Injury is the stimulus for new growth that would never have occurred otherwise.
An injury can be a devastating setback, or a springboard to greater things. It's up to you.
These incorrect mindsets will slow down your rehab, and could even leave you more injured than you were before.