by Sydney Brown
It is always frustrating when you have a good workout routine going, and then you get hit with an injury. Injuries cause everything to slow down and sometimes even stop. Your momentum, motivation, and spirit can be brought to a halt. It is imperative to be informed about injury prevention and to preform safe workout practices. Any injury small or large can be and inconvenience but there are ways to prevent them, so the workout grind will not stop.
There are a variety of injuries that can arise from working out. Knee injuries, strained or pulled muscles, ankle injuries, shoulder injuries, falls, etc. One way we can prevent any of these injuries is by preforming a warm up before the workout and cool down after the work out. A warmup “… helps prepare your body for aerobic activity… Warming up may also help reduce muscle soreness and lessen your risk of injury” (2016). “Cooling down after your workout allows for a gradual recovery of pre-exercise heart rate and blood pressure” (2016). One of the most important ways to prevent injuries is to take the time to properly learn how to use the machines and accurately perform exercises. Educating yourself on the proper techniques will prevent an injury and keep that momentum, motivation, and spirit up.
At Ladies Super Fitness the trainers do a great job making sure all their clients know how to properly use the machines, execute the exercises the right way, and making themselves available to the clients for them to ask for help. Warming up and cooling down, being educated about injury prevention, and displaying safe workouts, are just a few ways people can be safe and prevent injuries. As well as injury prevention these methods will help achieve a good workout that is beneficial to your health/fitness goals and keep the workout grind going.
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Mayo Clinic Staff. “The Right Way to Warm up and Cool Down.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 10 Aug. 2016, www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/exercise/art-20045517 .