Injury Prevention

Is an effort to avoid or reduce the severity of bodily injuries caused by external mechanisms such as accidents. So before we jump into action to reach our fitness goals, let’s first see what previous injuries we may have that could prevent us from exercising.

The most common injuries in the lower back (L4,L5) , ankle, knee and shoulder are often overlooked and not taken into careful consideration when training one’s self. Thus the importance of having a fitness professional to guide you on the right path may help to decrease your risk for injury. Now would you know how to cook on a Chinese wok with high flames and boiling oil without burning yourself without the proper guidance? Well, the same concept applies to exercise. If you do not want to become injured, then your pride should not disable you from learning the proper techniques. BrisFit training will help instruct you on the correct methods to train successfully.

When performing an exercise, an injury could be spotted by an uncomfortable pain that often occurs at joints. It is important to not confuse muscle soreness with an injury. Now because you may have an injury in the area, it does not mean that you cannot continue training, unless instructed by a physician. Part of the rehabilitation process includes strengthening the injured area. Along with sufficient rest, the muscle around the injured area will be permitted to recuperate.

A lower back injury could have an negative impact if proper posture or form is not kept while carrying out an exercise. But, we should not run away from back extension exercise because it hurts. Even a squat, which targets the lower back area is not an indication to stop reinforcing the area. A lower back pain can simply exist because we have a very weak core that needs to be strengthened! Sometimes we need to focus on a weak point in a training technique to help increase smaller muscle groups. In turn, we will be able to improve onto the more advanced ones. So instead of buying a huge belt to put on your waist in the gym, let’s advance your weak points by training the core with the right exercises. By decreasing the weight and practicing core exercises using gravity and our own bodies as resistance, we will be on our way to practicing proper injury prevention.

“Nobody at the beach knows how much you lift, so let’s focus on getting in shape and looking great before adding weight!”

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