How to Exercise Around Injury w Professor Gordon Lynch (6 May 2017)

How to Exercise Around Injury w Professor Gordon Lynch (6 May 2017)

– listen to your body – Pain should not be ignored – particularly when in the joints or it does not go away/ persists
– Don’t do anything that aggravates an injury
– Do another exercise instead – In this way you “train around an injury”
– swim when you have injured your leg & cannot run
– sore knee, swim
– weight training – injured – exercise different part of body or use a machine which isolates sections
– This maintains fitness & does not make an injury worse
– The concept is: “being active to promote healing”
– If you are new to exercise or you are just doing a new exercise, muscle soreness can be mistaken for injury (particularly DOMS: Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness which may appear two days later)
– Training regularly can actually reduce muscle soreness because muscles are undergoing repair all the time
– Knowing the difference between “good soreness” and pain takes experience
– Exercises need to be appropriate for you & take into consideration any existing medical conditions (under medical supervision)
– inflammation is typically seen as bad for the body, but when it comes to exercise it is necessary to promote repair (& the taking of anti-inflammatory medication may dampen the body’s repair response – check with Dr always)
– when you exercise a lot, notwithstanding perfecting techniques, there is a fine line of going for growth & how this means it is possible to injure yourself


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