Most of us won’t be able to go years and years without a serious injury.
I’m very fortunate in that I’ve been extremely active over the years and have managed to avoid any serious injuries. And I’ve worked out for 25 years and trained in Muay Thai, BJJ, Judo, and MMA for years.
In addition to that I’ve worked with hundreds of people to help avoid and manage injuries. I figured I’d share my best tips with you. After all, if your injured, especially seriously it’s very difficult to make the progress that you’d like.
OK so here are the tips:
1. Be consistent – This is probably one of the best ways to avoid injury. One of the keys to staying healthy is adapting to things. It’s the people that barely run and then go out and run that hurt themselves. Their muscles, ligaments, etc. aren’t ready for it.
2. Be smart – I know for me, the times I have injured myself it wasn’t a total surprise. Something felt kind of funny but I tried to push through it. Don’t make the mistake I did. If something hurts, especially skeletally, the worst thing to do is “push through it.” That’s a guaranteed injury!
3. High/Low training – Many people get injuries because they are doing too many hard workouts in a row. What happens is the body never has a chance to recover and then is prone to injury. Instead do what many sprinters do an alternate higher intensity workouts with lower intensity ones.
Billy Hofacker – Owner & Transformation Coach at Total Body Boot Camp – BS, CSCS