27 September 27, 2013
Injuries caused by weightlifting incorrectly
Bodybuilders in their prime may not have to worry about pains in there joints, ligaments and back because their bodies repair and recover faster. When weightlifters lift heavy weights they are pushing their bodies to limits most regular people wouldn’t even come close to. After a while age starts to play a key factor in why the injuries start to pile on and most people aren’t able to lift anymore. Also incorrect form when lifting heavy weights is just a ticket to more trips to the doctor’s office.
One of the most common types of injuries involving weight lifting is knee sprains. This gets caused by squatting more than you weigh. The proper way to prevent this is knee wraps. but 65 percent of people who do this exercise don’t wrap their knees. Some lifters are lucky and don’t get injured from this exercise but after several years later they develop weak joints and ligaments in their knees and legs. Another injury that is common in the gym is tendonitis and this is developed over time. So bodybuilders in their forties will most like develop tendonitis in their triceps, elbows, and forearms.
But not all injuries are from the improper way of completing the exercise some injuries are just acquired naturally. Between the ages of 50 and 70 people start to lose 30 percent of their muscle. If you’re continuing to lift during this time you are most likely going to have many injuries. Your body starts to reject your exercising and the injury risk becomes greater. According to bodybuilding.com, the best ways to prevent these injuries are warming up before you work out, having a good diet, wearing wraps and braces when needed, and focusing to the weight that you could do.
To start off, warming up is the most important part because it prepares your muscles for the work out that you’re about to accomplish. A proper warm up should last somewhere around five...