💯👉 @drjcordts.dpt Top ways to reduce risk of injury.
First of all, notice how I said reduce risk and not fully prevent.
Accidents happen, even the strongest, most mobile and capable athlete can get injured. Nothing can be fully prevented.
BUT there are measures that can be taken to help decrease the risk.
My top tips are:
1️⃣ Give your body the proper recovery time. Take a rest day or active recovery day. Don’t overtrain. Your body will thank you.
2️⃣ On top of that, give your body the right tools to recover. Nourish it well. Drink your water. Sleep 8+ hours a night.
3️⃣ Switch things up. Overuse injuries are common. Don’t do bicep curls every single day of the week. Your tendons might not like that.
4️⃣ Keep your form in check. Never ever sacrifice form for weight. If you’re an athlete, practice your running and landing mechanics. Have good form in whatever you do.
5️⃣ PRACTICE YOUR WEAKNESSES. I know it sucks. Who likes to do things they aren’t good at?? But you need to. Whether it be single leg work over double leg work. Balance and stability. Flexibility and mobility. Schedule it in to your weekly routines. Be religious about it.
Just because injury can’t be 100% prevented doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do the things to decrease your overall risk. Implement these things into your daily life and you will more than likely feel better overall & be a more well rounded athlete.
Let me know what you think!
& if you do have an injury or nagging pain already, I am here for you! DM me and let’s get you back to your peak performance!
I don’t know about you but something I’m consistently trying to work on is my time management & being more diligent with the time I have.
For example, today I knew I had to drop Braelynn off at day care for 9am & be at work for 11am.
I knew Nick wasn’t coming over tonight so I would have a ton of time after work to get everything I needed to get done that is on my to-do list & I thought that I would just stop at the gym on the way home.
But then I said “no” why do that, when I can set myself up to do it this morning before work since it was only a 20 minute workout.
So I got my lunch packed, I set my work clothes out, I got into my workout clothes, I ate my protein cookies & go-go juice on the way to drop little miss off & my laptop was set out when I got back so I could crush my workout!
And guess what?
It felt SO good that I set my self up for success this morning & now I won’t have to worry about getting my workout in after work since it’s already done for the day.. & to be completely honest, I’m much more of a morning workout girl so knowing myself I wouldn’t want to get it done after work.
So my biggest tip is to map out our day & plan accordingly so you can be more productive with the time you have!
If it’s something you struggle with.. I challenge you to try it out!
I can guarantee your future self with thank you! 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
✨Especially when you’re at AKT.😉
That one time @yeskis4king drew me! 👨🏽🎨 what a cool surprise 😁
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