I think that everyone who is involved in sports in one way or another enjoys constant progress and self-improvement. It is extremely unpleasant for such people to interrupt this endless path, especially in circumstances that are not dependent on us, for example, injury.
Injuries, among other things, belong to this category because, in most cases, they arise suddenly and, it would seem, from scratch.
However, this does not mean that we cannot at least partially negate the risk of injury.
To do this, just follow a few simple recommendations.
In my opinion, it is worth starting with the ability to listen to yourself.
The fact is that very often, even long before the occurrence of an injury, the body makes it clear to us that not everything is in order with it.
Unpleasant sensations in the joint, ligament or tendon, fever, unwillingness to go to workout, impaired sleep and appetite are the first signs that it is time to slow down a bit and check your health.
I speak from personal experience, as I have repeatedly missed a little discomfort and, writing it off to laziness, continued cold weather or magnetic storms, with gritted teeth, to increase working weights.
As a result, there were such injuries as tears, sprains, inflammation.
Warm up, stretch and warm up just before training.
This item is familiar to everyone and everyone, but only few people carry it out and even fewer who do it right.
At the warm-up, it’s not enough to wave your hands and stretch from side to side.
Your task is to prepare the body for the upcoming work as much as possible.
For this, in addition to general gymnastics and stretching, aimed at an overall improvement in blood supply, increased elasticity of soft tissues and a slight warm-up, you need to conduct a preliminary warm-up before performing the main movement.
If you are going to squat with a 100 kilogram barbell, please be kind enough to warm up with an empty bar, 50 and 80 kilograms.
This is a basic minimum that will remind your body of the upcoming biomechanics of movement and prepare the central nervous system for the upcoming work.
You do not spend too much time and energy, but reduce the likelihood of stupidly fly out of the cage for a long time.