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Questions tagged [injury-prevention]

This tag refers to questions regarding prevention from injuries.

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Recovering from injury [closed]

Last years winter I decided to run 5 miles per day for a month . I was going good for 2 weeks when i started feeling pain in my ankle which i took lightly . Over the next few days it grew and became ...
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Reverse grip bench press

Most people suggest that the reverse grip bench press, supinated grip one the barbell with the shoulder tucked and the hands wide is safer. It doesn't really look different than a close grip bench ...
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What kind of physical movement/ mobility/ articulation limitations can cause elbow injury in top position of a near shoulder grip pull up?

What kind of physical movement/ articulation limitations can cause elbow injury in top position of a near shoulder grip pull up? What to do with mild elbow pain Techniques to reduce elbow pain ...
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Is it okay to take painkillers on daily basis? [closed]

I am cricketer and whenever i come back home after playing cricket it hurts a lot in my lower back and legs. And every day i take painkillers to reduce my pain. Is it okay to take painkillers on daily ...
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Possible to tear muscles with body weight exercises

I don't have a personal trainer, a gym membership, or really any gym equipment (such as dumbbells), so for my daily workout/training (to gain muscle) I have resorted to using body weight exercises. ...
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What is the difference between static stretching vs strengthening the antagonistic muscle?

I was trying to learn more about healthy ways to deal with injuries and I think from this video by Athlean-X and this one from Mike they seem to imply that one should basically never statictically ...
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I started weightlifting more seriously and now my shoulders are popping

I've had small stints of weightlifting my entire life, but recently I've tried to get more serious about it. I started taking supplements, I added more routines, I started following recommended lift ...
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Does “bracing” the core increase the risk of injuries like hernia?

I have had an inguinal hernia surgery about an year ago,and am back to normal lifting,now in case of lifting weights near the PR's we know that we have to brace the core in order to keep the torso ...
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Stubborn anterior pelvic tilt (excessive lumbar lordosis)

I am a hobby lifter having an excessive lumbar lordosis curve. A few weeks back I noticed it, and have been trying to fix it by the traditional approach of correcting lower cross syndrome. I made a ...
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Tendon strenghtening with overspeed eccentrics

"Microtrauma can occur when the patellar tendon is subjected to extreme forces such as rapid acceleration -deceleration, jumping, and landing." - North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy : ...
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What do I do to prevent hernias?

I am very interested in lifting weights but I have had an inguinal hernia about 8 month ago and even though I am back to lifting I really fear pushing myself to limits because I don't want a recursion....
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Neck band rotation

For a while I've been doing neck extensions,side bends,neck flexions,neck tucks and neck grip holds with bands and plates Are neck rotations with resistance band good too ? I've seen football and ...
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how to keep the chest tendon injury free while training heavy bench press?

Here and here you can see me bench press 200 Kg. I don't bench 200Kg 440 Lbs all year long. After reaching the 200, it goes down gradually back to 160 and then 160 for 2 reps and slowly up. I use ...
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Resistance training and avoiding chronic injury: are squat/deadlift/bench safe?

My number one priority with resistance training is minimising the risk of chronic damage to my body over decades of lifting weights. I have found lots of conflicting information on this, and a lack of ...
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Is it okay to experience pain right after a squat rep? [closed]

I am 5'6", 146 pounds, and am doing a full-range barbell squat with weights totaling 165 pounds with the barbell. However, sometimes, I experience pain right after a rep in the upper parts of my thigh ...
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Gym-Killing injuries

What are the injuries that may cause the end of you regular training in the gym. I read that Hernia can cause the end of the gym life as people who has hernia can not lift anymore (I mean heavy weight ...
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Is there any medically verified research around the benefit of Compression Arm Sleeves?

Seem to have gotten popular after some Basketball players who said to have used them from recovery and then continued using them. https://www.customsportssleeves.com/what-does-an-arm-sleeve-do ...
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Injury cause in elbow position

I have experienced two injuries: one doing bent over dumb bell row like this I got injured when my elbow left contact with my torso and flared up outside and got sharp pain in my shoulder. Other ...
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Cardiovascular exercise with mild injury

I currently have a pain down the front of one of my legs around the ankle/shin area. I believe this is due to frequent high-intensity running on a treadmill. I would like to continue an equivalent ...
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Push-up Range of Motion

What is the normal range of motion (in degrees) expected from the most proximal joint during the push-up movement i.e. shoulder for pushup?
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How to strengthen my ankle after an injury? [duplicate]

I sprained my ankle a couple years ago. Nowadays, if I do hard physical exercises continuously for a couple of days, it bungs and my ligaments start to hurt and I cannot encumber it. It usually occurs ...
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Would you allow your child to play tennis? [closed]

Does anyone have any personal experiences or information related to "Tennis Elbow" or tennis related injuries. I'm looking for feedback relating to all age groups. I've personally only seen overuse "...
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Preparing for moving to new house

A friend of mine is moving to his new house in a week, and I am going to help him with heavy lifting. However I am concerned with low-back injury prevention. My question is : how to best prepare ...
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What to do with mild elbow pain

I've had a mild tennis elbow about 3 months ago. I went to the doctor and she confirmed it. It took about 2 months before it healed. I think it was the result of doing dips and/or pullups. The pain ...
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Increasing muscle mass in my left leg considering the following conditions?

I had an operation for an ACL tear in my left knee and physiotherapy for tennis elbow in my right hand plus a weird problem in my right wrist. What happened because of these - My left leg looks ...
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Is it ok to arch one's back when performing lat pulldowns?

I am aware that one should avoid performing lat pulldowns with the bar behind the neck. (mirror) Is it ok to arch one's back when performing lat pulldowns? Example where the back is arched: Example ...
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Should you massage then stretch or stretch then massage your muscles?

When you're doing both, should you use a roller to massage your muscles first, stretch first, or does it not matter? My routine includes trying to do this twice a day which includes after running, ...
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Weight-lifting suitable for musician?

I'm a professional pianist (female in my twenties) trying to get started with weight lifting, but I'm worried about the effect it might have on my hands in the long term. I'm mainly interested in ...
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Do pendlay rows require the same adjustments as bench presses to avoid shoulder impingement?

When doing bench presses, it is commonly advised not to touch the barbell high on the chest (near the clavicle) but lower, at the bottom of the sternum. This avoids having the arms out at a 90° angle ...
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Lapsed 5ker seeks HIIT advice and 'injuries'

Ok. So. I restarted running about a year ago and was doing regular Parkruns and managing 3 5ks a week. However, my working hours and need to do stuff for my children has stopped all that - I just can'...
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What can a labourer do?

I have been a labourer, chucking bricks, carrying timber, etc. for a month. Despite lifting things all day, our bodies aren't in good condition. We have a heavy risk of straining and wearing down our ...
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Asking for a spot checklist?

So, I made the mistake of asking a random guy for a spot and letting him do a lift off for me. While I've never had any issues with this technique before, this guy clearly had no idea how to liftoff. ...
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What is this part of my shoulder called?

I am wondering if the red dot in the picture I took is my rotator cuff or what that part of my shoulder is called. I have been having a little pain in that spot.
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Why is the wrist hurt when push up with sharp leveraged edge?

I'm starting doing push up at home, leverage for an easy start. When I place my hands on the edge of a sharp edge, like bed edge, my wrists are hurt. When I gripping a round bar, the hurt disappears. ...
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Alternative triceps training with golfer's elbow

I am looking for alternative triceps exercises, either using body weight, free weights or with the machine. The twist: I have a golfer's elbow. Not the sort of golfer's elbow that regularly hurts (...
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Are there movements that are always unsafe? [closed]

Do I eliminate certain movement from my routine, no matter what? Right now, I raise a weight overhead, crunch with a weight, and do ballistic movements. I do not feel they harm me. Are these a recipe ...
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Elbows cracking and popping [closed]

I recently began to use many movements that are stressful on elbows all at once — pull-ups, pull-up holds, L-sit on paralletes, etc. My elbows were sore afterwards — so I sensibly chopped out most of ...
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How to treat chest pain due to treadmill overwork? [closed]

The doctors cannot find anything wrong with my heart, but it is in the region of the heart that I feel a discomfort close to dumb pain - maybe in front of heart, close to chest bones. It started after ...
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Stretch marks during weight training

I am 15 and my height is 5 ft. 7. I started working out about two months ago. I only did tricep push ups, bicep curls, and skull crushers because I was warned that workouts will stunt my growth. I ...
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Feel like throwing up / fainting during new exercise routine [closed]

6'1, 84kg, 25 year old, male, resting heart rate 90, during this routine gets up to 167, as measured with Garmin Forerunner with heart rate sensor attachment strap. New exercise routine is 3 sets of ...
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Neck strain after side plank

I've been having a few issues with my neck recently. I think I got a neck strain because it was painful also when resting and it's been lasting for two weeks now. The process that got me here I think ...
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Working on weakness - 1000 reps in 10 workouts. Need critique

Background I work out in a well-equipped gym 4 times per week, and this question is about weightlifting in particular. When I work out, I'm always painfully aware of what my weaknesses are, and I ...
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Running injuries when competing

I have a history of injuries, and am no stranger to dealing with them. I had shin splints that developed into stress fractures a year ago. After healing, I have so far managed to prevent their re-...
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Are “single box squats” safe for the knee?

I want to do this exercise which obviously puts some strain on the knee. I'm a 20-something male, 1.76 m , 65 kg. I need to know if this exercise might cause me a injury on the knee. It seems there ...
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How safe are “squat jumps” for the knee

I want to do this exercise which obviously puts some strain on the knee. I'm a 20-something male, 1.76 m , 65 kg. I need sources to claim for the safety of this exercise on the knee, if I can get ...
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Should seated leg press be avoided?

Should seated leg press be avoided? https://www.t-nation.com/training/4-most-debilitating-exercises advises against using seated leg press: Unless you're an 86-year-old grandmother rehabilitating ...
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one arm dumbell bent over row - is it a complete exercise for the back?

there is an exercise called one arm dumbbell bent over row. sometimes I like doing 10 sets of 10 reps alternating arms of this exercise with 60 Kg. It makes me feel very good, and after 24 hours or ...
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Arm exercises: when to alternate arms? [closed]

I need to do three arm exercises A, B, and C. For each exercise, I perform 2 series of 10 repetitions. I can only work with one arm at a time. Which of the following sequence is preferable to maximize ...
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Skateboarding After Thirty

I'm a 33 year old male that has recently taken up skateboarding for the physical and mental health benefits. For the first few weeks I became cardiovascularly and respitorially fatigued before ...
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Fitting sports around weightlifting schedule and work

I'm not too sure how or why but I find myself in a position where i'm slowly obtaining more injuries year-by-year. In college I could go to the gym 4/5 times a week, play football (soccer) or ...