How many times have your heard the phrase, “Listen to your body!”?
It is so common, yet is ignored by many people.
I have learned it hard way, probably like many others.
One particular thing I have noticed is the human body body will send you a warning, prior to a torn muscle or tendon. Usually it is a “twinge” or slight pain, during a lift. It is not that noticeable, unless you are really paying attention.
The problem comes when you think it’s not too bad and decide to push through and finish the set. So part way through the next rep BAM! You drop the bar and grab the injured part.
You are done, you won’t be lifting for a while.
So why did it happen?
There are numerous reasons:
- you are just so focused nothing will stop you from finishing
- you are so egotistical you think you are invincible
- you are new to training
- you have been training incorrectly
The point is, injuries are avoidable to a certain degree.
Good technique is a big plus when it come to preventing injuries, but even people with good technique get injured sometimes.
Listen more closely to your body next time!