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Injury prevention

When it comes to injury prevention there’s no magic cure, but hard work and taking the right precautions will ensure you have the best possible chance of preventing possible injuries.

In many cases, athletes can’t avoid the injuries they pick up. These types of injury often stem from impact with another athlete in contact sports like football or soccer.

However, many athletes can prevent injury by taking more care with their warm up. It’s imperative that in any sport, an athlete does a long and thorough warm up in order to prevent muscle strains and tears.

Another reason athletes often pick up injuries is down to overtraining. In the pursuit of better performance, athletes will often push their body too far which will only ever lead to injury problems. To prevent this from happening, athletes should take adequate rest and recuperation periods between training and be sensible with what they include in their workouts.

Poor technique is another factor that can cause injury. To prevent these unnecessary injuries, athletes should always be sure that they have good technique, whether that is the way they swing a golf club or the way they kick a football. With a better technique, it’s less likely that an athlete will put excessive strain on their muscles and joints.

We have much more information on injury prevention listed below with specific references to different sports.