Wednesday, September 27th, 2023

How to avoid injuries in the gym

Having come to the gym for training, it is necessary to clearly imagine its purpose, stages and methods of achievement. At the same time, theoretical knowledge of the basics of physiology and safety will protect you from injury in the fitness room.

All classes at the Premier Sport Sports Club are accompanied by experienced instructors. They control the correctness of the technique, help beginners get used to it and avoid injury.

The most common types of injuries

The statistics of injuries received in gyms are not in favor of beginners. Almost half of the injuries in the gym are due to inexperience. At the same time, the reasons are excessive self-confidence and overestimation of their own resources, as well as ignorance of safety techniques.

TOP injuries in fitness trauma in the gym

Sprains – occur due to improper weight distribution when lifting weights, too abrupt exercise.

Soft tissue injuries (bruises, bruises, bruises) – the cause is often blows on a hard surface, loss of balance, falls.

Cracks, dislocations, fractures – the most common cause is incorrect technique of performing approaches.

Muscle rupture – occurs due to the desire to lift too much weight, as well as sudden or uncoordinated movements.

Hemorrhages and concussions, other injuries of varying complexity are less common. At the same time, more than half of accidents occur as a result of the fact that the student dropped an excessively heavy projectile on himself.

Another reason why you can get injured in the gym is overexertion. In this case, the fibrous tissue that connects the muscle to the bone is damaged. In more serious cases, connective tissue rupture occurs. At the same time, their treatment and recovery period require a lot of time and material costs.

Incorrect technique of performing exercises with weighting, lifting heavy weights, loss of balance and falling – these are the main mistakes made in the halls. They can cause serious injuries that cost the athlete health.

How to prevent

In order not to get injured in the gym, it is necessary to know and adhere to the basic safety rules.

To avoid falling into the number of victims, up-to-date information about your own health will help. You should start practicing in the gym with a trip to the doctor in order to have a clear picture of the state of the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems, joints, nerves and other organs.

Before proceeding to the main part, you should thoroughly warm up the muscles and activate blood circulation by warming up.

You need to start training by lifting small weights, gradually increasing the weight in the course of the lesson.

It is necessary to strictly adhere to the correct technique of performing exercises.

Dehydration of the body should not be allowed – loss of moisture leads to a decrease in muscle elasticity.

When performing isolated exercises with a lot of weight, take care of a partner who can back you up.

At the end of the workout, it is necessary to hold a hitch, including stretching and breathing exercises. This way it will be easier for the body to begin the recovery process after exertion.