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6 Reasons Why You???re Always Hurt

Posted by Fitness Motivation on May 11, 2015 at 11:45 AM

Train smarter and avoid these common injuries

Here’s what you need to know…

Don’t swap real training time for excessive foam rolling. It could make you more injury prone.

Increase your aerobic capacity. If you fatigue too quickly while lifting, your form will suffer and increase your risk of injury.

Set up for each lift and create tension in the body. Using lazy form, like relaxing in the bottom of a squat position, can make your lifts riskier.

To avoid back injuries when deadlifting, use your lats and position your armpits over the bar at the start.

Make sure your lats aren’t tight, which can cause lower back pain.

Take a day off. The pros do it, why shouldn’t you?

Redefining Fun

Lifting weights isn’t supposed to tickle.

No one who’s ever performed a set of 20-rep squats or worked up to true 1-rep max on the deadlift has ever thought to him or herself, “Wow, that was fun. Let’s do it again!”

If so, you’re a sadistic bastard. And I want to hang out with you.

It’s well accepted that in order to make consistent progress in the gym – whether your goals are more strength related or aesthetic – you need to push the body to levels and extremes it’s never been to before.

Along the way your body is sometimes going to hate you. You tweak your knee one week, your shoulder flips you the middle finger after bench pressing on another week, and let’s be honest: you haven’t been DOMS-free since season one of Game of Thrones.

It’s all good. It comes with the territory.

However, it’s one thing to nix your squat session one day because your lower back is “a little tight,” (you’ll make up for it later in the week), and another thing altogether to be hurt and unable to train all the time.

Some people always seem to be hurt. Whether they’re doing programs too advanced, not getting the technique right, always training to failure, or not knowing the difference between discomfort and injury, the list goes on.

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