Don’t increase your training too quickly

Like most orthopaedic surgeons, I see a surprisingly large number of active people who get injured as they train. They could be overweight people trying to get in shape quickly. They could be runners training for a distance race. The underlying factor in their injuries almost always involves trying to reach a fitness or athletic goal too fast and increasing training too quickly.

Instead, people should set realistic goals and plan gradual approaches for training to achieve those goals to decrease the risk of injury.Female runner resting on running path

In this video, I discuss my views on how you can increase training in a way that doesn’t overly stress your body’s ability to heal and get stronger. This idea can help whether you run, lift weights, do yoga or pilates or exercise in any way.

Also read:
Start a training or workout program safely
Don’t increase training more than 10% per week

Have you suffered an overuse injury while training for an event or competition? How did you treat it? Please share your experience below!

2 Responses to Don’t increase your training too quickly

  1. I agree, things had to be done gradually. I’ve been seeing people at the gym who lifts heavy weights but has poor form. Not only is it not effective but it increases the chance of injury. It’s like they go to the gym just for the heck of it.

    Things had to be done gradually guys, along with a proper diet.

    As they say “Rome was not built in a day”

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