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Simple ways to avoid injury

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Typically, a weight training injury can be prevented by a small tweak or adjustment to form. Take these simple steps during Pain Awareness Month to prevent muscle strain and/or injury when hitting the gym:

  • Warm up your muscles before each workout.
  • Recovery is crucial. Always get a good night’s rest after working out. When you need a rest day, look to “active rest” exercises like yoga to improve your body’s overall mobility.
  • Stretching exercises reduce muscle soreness and improve muscle flexibility, making them less susceptible to injury.
  • Know your body’s limitations. The intensity of your workouts should grow only as your body’s strength grows.
  • Stay hydrated. Consuming liquids helps your body digest the nutrients it needs to repair muscle damage.

Source: Dr. Armin Tehrany, founder of Manhattan Orthopedic Care and honorary surgeon for the New York Police Department. Used with permission.

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