Why + How do injuries happen?
There are many different factors to how we can get hurt or cause an injury.
Factors could be from a previous injury and the fear of re-injury which could alter movement patterns.
Fatigue; this could be from training, sleep, work be sure to always listen to your body daily and respond, this could mean not training when you were meant to or decreasing the intensity of the session.
Most injuries happen from overloading the body too soon. This means the body has not yet adapted to the dosage of load you have applied to it. It is all in the right dosage, when we train, we are causing stress to the body. The key is making sure we have the correct amount of stress, not enough and we will not progress, too much and it can lead to injury. The perfect amount will focus on creating enough stimulus to the system during the training session. Our body adapts to the things we do, therefore following a program where progressive overload is KEY and not doing too much too soon or going too hard for too long. Think about the long term, focus on increasing through the load, volume and intensity over time. This means we need to track our progress and technique before load always. Quality over quantity!
If you have an injury, the worst thing you can do is just stop training. You should seek a qualified professional who can create a plan to get you back to where you need to be. Make sure you are always working within tolerable loads and increasing load over time, managing fatigue, and listening to your body. Adjust and modify movements when you need.
Get strong! become resilience!
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