Injury Prevention Guidelines
1) Proper Nutrition
-Studies have shown that injury, pain, and degenerative diseases increase with decreased pH levels. That being said, choose foods that will keep your body more alkaline rather than acidic.
-Increase omega 3 fats because they reduce inflammation.
-Avoid over using non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.) because they can inhibit repairing tissues in your body.
2) Use proper technique
-Have your trainer pay close attention to your technique and try to reproduce that action when you are working out on your own.
-Warm-up so that your muscle are ready to work.
-Cool down to avoid blood pooling and light headedness.
3) Listen to your body
-Respect your abilities and orthopaedic status. Progress into more difficult exercises; don’t try too much too soon.
Written by Christian Kubas