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Moses Benny 03-05-2010 08:48 AM

Preventing Injuries
 
Hi, I am new to CF. Other than stretching after workouts and not overtraining, what are some good ways to prevent injuries?

Hunter Lea 03-05-2010 10:22 AM

Re: Preventing Injuries
 
[QUOTE=Moses Benny;749368]Hi, I am new to CF. Other than stretching after workouts and not overtraining, what are some good ways to prevent injuries?[/QUOTE]

Good coaching and a LOT of practice with PVC pipe/low weight. Video tape yourself and compare to the main site videos. Use the online coaching here on the boards. Get the TECHNIQUE! Get it consistent. Then Start adding weight/reps, etc.

Brad Davis 03-05-2010 10:25 AM

Re: Preventing Injuries
 
Learn to recognize when you're not adapted to an exercise. If that's the case, then do it with low intensity--way lower than your ego wants you to. "Adapted to" doesn't usually mean "having done it 3-4 times."

Also, linear progressions are your friend. Haphazard progressions are not.

Steven Low 03-05-2010 02:53 PM

Re: Preventing Injuries
 
1. Mobility work
2. Recognize poor biomechanics and fix them
3. Good posture
4. Eliminating strength imbalances

Everett Steinbarger 03-05-2010 05:53 PM

Re: Preventing Injuries
 
Stay hydrated. Cut out caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol.


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