Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Health & Fitness
  3. Fitness & Exercise

4 ways to prevent injury while exercising

See also

You ever thought about why people complain about shoulder and legs pains when they workout? It might be a chance that they are suffering from an injury. Understand that you are human and the body needs your attention. Working out should be fun and beneficial for your health. Not pain and agony. It's critical if you want to be the best when you hit the gym to workout. It's best that you utilize these injury preventive strategies to keep you working out strong.

Here's the 4 tips:

Get heart rate up
Don't stretch cold muscles. You're asking for an injury in the future. Get heart rate up to boost blood flow to muscles. Dynamic stretching prepares your body for the task ahead. Ex. 3-5 minutes of Slow jog, lunges, jumping jacks or
shadow boxing.

Prep muscles you work
Starting out heavy on bench press sounds normal to most people. But, to limit the risk of injury. Start off light to feel the weight before you move to your desire weight.

Stay away from show off weight
Heavy isn't always the route to go. Dont get fooled by magazines and videos of body builders lifting weights like the hulk. Pick a weight that you can control safely. Completing full flexion and extention of the muscle.

Invest in a foam roller
Foam rollers will be the best investment you can ever make for your body. When used properly they can help break up painful scar tissue that can build up from years of training and help muscle relax. 10 minutes of rolling muscle groups like back, quads, and hamstring immediately after workouts can help tremendously.

Advertisement

Life

  • Dan Savage
    Dan Savage cares about LGBT youth, bullying and saving lives
    Today's Buzz
  • Raku
    Teachers and students can use this summer to learn a new skill
    Camera
    15 Photos
  • Beach body
    Fitness: Earn your beach body badge with bootcamp classes
    Camera
    10 Photos
  • Greek wine
    Unwind with these delicious wines: The thrilling wines of Greece
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Mandy Moore
    Exclusive interview with Celebrity Mandy Moore concerning animal activism
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Educational family vacations
    Find out how to take an educational family vacation that doesn't break the bank
    Camera
    9 Photos