Injury and exercise aren’t an unlikely duo. In fact, they’re connected in both a good way and a bad way. If you’re injured bad enough to keep you off your feet for a while, you’ll need to exercise to get back to into the shape you were before you were injured. On the other hand, doing an exercise improperly can cause injury, which can be damaging enough to keep you from working out for a while and could even prevent you from doing other things.
Learn how to do each exercise correctly to avoid injury.
One of the biggest reasons people go to trainers is to help them get a good start. Another important reason is to learn how to do the exercises correctly. Even though the trainer shows you how to do it, which is something you might be able to learn from a video, he or she does something even more important than that. The trainer then watches you perform the exercise to insure you have the proper form. Sometimes just turning your arm wrong or inhaling when you should be exhaling either causes injury or minimizes the benefits of the exercise. You won’t have to worry about injury with a trainer watching.
Getting back on your feet can be tough, but the right type of exercise makes a difference.
Whether you’ve had a surgery, or an accident or illness, getting back on your feet is hard. That’s where the combination of exercise and injury works well for you. Whether you workout on dry land or choose exercise in a pool, you’ll make great progress toward rehabilitation. Working out in a pool is often gentler on your body and frequently recommended as a starting point.
Working out until it hurts isn’t always the best.
Sometimes people describe exercise as painful. That’s not good. When you workout correctly, you should feel the muscle movement and maybe even a bit of a burn then or even soreness the next day, but should never be in pain. A painful workout can be a sign you’re causing injury to your body, overworking muscles or doing an exercise wrong. Never workout past the point of exhaustion, it’s just not healthy.
One of the reasons people avoid exercising is the sore muscles a few days following. If you start very slowly, you’ll make progress slower but you’ll also avoid those aching muscles that can occur after starting a new program.
To avoid injury, particularly if you haven’t worked out for a while, always seek the advice of your health care professional first and then use the services of a personal trainer who will guide you safely through your first few sessions.
The more fit you are, the less likely you’ll be to have an injury. That’s why starting slowly is important.
Working out in a pool can be one of the easiest ways of working out that is less likely to cause injury to joints. The low impact workout also relieves stress on ligaments and tendons while building muscle tissue.