Prevent Workout Injuries With These Tips

As you go about your workout programme, one thing that you must be making sure you do is spend time looking at injury prevention strategies.  If you aren’t paying close attention to how you execute each and every movement you’re doing, the chances you become injured are going to be quite great.

Fortunately, if you know what you’re doing, you can make sure that you don’t end up sidelined.

Let’s go over the main types of injuries that can occur with your workouts and what you should do to avoid them.

Arched Back

The first main cause of injury is arching your back when you shouldn’t. If you’re in the habit of adopting a sway back position when performing a bench press or shoulder press exercise, you’ll be placing a great deal of strain and tension on the lower back vertebrae.

Over time, this will add up and can cause serious lower back pain.

Improper Knee Tracking

Be sure to always watch your knee placement. If you’re doing exercises such as lunges, split squats, or step-ups, make sure that your knees are moving directly over the toes.

If they move too far to the inner or outer side of the knee, you’ll be placing excess strain on your tendons and ligaments.

Often using too heavy of a weight is what causes this, so lighten up and see if that doesn’t help out.

Hyperextended Elbows

Finally, the last big mistake some people make that can lead to injury is hyperextending at the elbows. If you do this while performing a shoulder press or bench press, the chances that you experience excessive amounts of strain on this joint will be very great.

You want to extend the arms, but not over-extend.  This will keep them injury-free.

So keep these tips in mind and you can carry on with your workout pain-free for a long time to come.

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Louise is a health and fitness writer, with a keen interest in seeking out natural health and beauty remedies to keep herself looking her best! As a journalism graduate with a specific background in online media, Louise writes for numerous online publications covering topics such as management skills, sales techniques, digital marketing strategies, health and fitness and fashion trends to name but a few.