Proper Lifting Technique
Practice Your Technique
With no weights, it’s a good idea to practice your stance and process without any weights in order to perfect it before undertaking any kind of load. Get this right before doing anything else.
Keep yourself in good shape away from lifting. A good exercise for this is a couple of sets of 8 to 15 repetitions a few times a week. Also a general strengthening program is good to do to apply to all the major muscle groups. Some aerobic training is good to do as well.
Warming Up & Down
You should spend a good 15 minutes both in warming up and cooling down to reduce the risk of injury.
Things Not to Do
Things to Do
Drink plenty of water to avoid de-hydration.
If you feel any pain while training, stop what you are doing. No pain, no gain in this instance is not good, particularly if the pain continues. This is where you will need us, we can help treat your injury with any of our collaborative care therapies. Most importantly, we will help you heal the right way, tailor make any plans that suit your condition to help you recover and train appropriately until you are back to full fitness.
That is what we do, and our expert sports doctor has treated the Men’s Olympic Bobsleigh team to help these athletes with injuries and help them through the appropriate training to get back to full fitness. Our expertise in sports medicine is second to none and we will be able to help you get back to where you want to be.
So any pain, any injuries, come and see us.