30 Jul How To Prevent Muscle Injuries In Sport?
There is a saying among athletes that “muscle injuries are inevitable” and it is true. However, there are ways to reduce the chances of injury.
Injuries in sport are a real problem, and many of them are avoidable by careful training and preparation. However, by focusing on avoiding injuries, you can also minimize the risk of being injured.
How do you prevent muscle injuries? One answer is to eat quality protein, eat plenty of vegetables, and avoid overtraining. Another way to minimise your risk of muscle injuries is to ensure that you warm up properly before starting any training or competition. Cooling down is just as important if not more important than warming up and should take twice as long as your warm ups.
It is an unfortunate fact that as an athlete, you will encounter some nasty injuries, and sometimes you have no choice but to undergo treatment to help recover from those injuries. One specific type of treatment is sports massage, this can help to relieve tightness and muscle strains.
Depending on the type of sport you are taking part in, the quality of your protective equipment can play a large part in protecting you from potential injury. Make sure to buy the best quality helmets, shoes and padding that you can find, take good care of it and replace it as soon as it starts to get worn.
What Types Of Exercise Causes The Most Injuries?
If you enjoy working out in the gym, there are specific exercises that make you more susceptible to injuries such as bench presses, squats, bicep curls, overhead presses and box jumps.
Before you start any type of exercise routine, take into consideration your current health and fitness levels. If appropriate consult your Doctor before starting any new program or taking up a new sporting hobby.
Don’t overdo it, this is another easy way that you can attract an injury by over exercising and not taking a rest day in between or alternating your exercise regime between different muscle groups.
Sports massage can help with many different types of muscle injuries but it’s much better to be cautious and prevent those injuries from happening in the first place.
Focus on improving your techniques in your chosen sport or exercise to reduce your risk of getting injured and always remember to rest when you are tired or in pain. The saying no pain, no gain isn’t always appropriate and we need to learn to listen to our bodies and stop when they tell us to stop.
Hopefully these tips will help you to prevent muscle injuries when playing sports.