Dr. Rajani Patil

Now Stay Clear Of Workout Injuries

February, 2018
The Master Responds

We are all in our fitness groove, ready to set up our personal best at the gym… and look what happens! Injury strikes and we are out for the next few days losing all hope. But, instead of sitting depressed we can use the time to analyze why the injury happened, and what can be done to prevent them in future.

A few common injuries that can happen in the gym are muscle pulls, sprained ankles, shoulder injuries, knee pain, wrist dislocation, shin splints, tendonitis, and many more, but the most common is back pain.

Rounded shoulders and a forward leaning head makes our center of gravity (COG) fall anteriorly. So, if you work out with such a posture in shoes where you tend to lift your ankle more than your toes, naturally the ankle will bear the brunt of it.

Poor posture during the day, which eventually weakens your entire musculoskeletal structure, poor form and posture while at the gym, trying to do too much too fast, in both reps and weight, can be a few reasons why injury might can happen.

A few crucial things should be kept in mind while working out. These are:

Don’t stop trying just because you have hit a wall; progress is progress, no matter what! Similarly, most important aspect of a workout session is not the amount of weight that is used but the posture that is maintained to lift that weight however small the weight be. Focus on mind-to-muscle-connection; know the muscle area that you are targeting and get into the right posture.

 
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