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10 Steps to Becoming a High-Performance Athlete: Step 6 – Injury Prevention

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Injury Prevention

Failing to warm-up sufficiently before training and events is the most common cause of sports injury. Intense training can make certain muscle groups vulnerable to injury through overuse. It’s impossible to prevent injuries, and sport, as well as life, is unpredictable. It is, however, possible to take precautions in order to decrease the likelihood of anything happening.

Warming Up

One of the most significant ways to prevent injury is to warm up properly. Take a look at our Athlete Performance Warm Up Cream to help with this process and follow the tips below.

  •  A warm up session, depending on the sport, should be at least 5-10 minutes and involve gentle stretches gradually building up in intensity to increase the flow of blood to the muscles.
  • Technique – A proper technique can minimise the risk of injury, so it’s important to correct technique and form associated with your sport or when you’re working out in the gym.
  • - Know your limits (and gently push past them).
  • Listening to your body and knowing your physical limits puts you in a very confident position to be able to gently extend that comfort zone without causing injury.

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