TIPS TO AVOID INJURIES DURING INTENSE WORKOUTS
1. Warm up and cool down
Ensure that you avoid having cold muscles, as they are injury prone.Consider gradually increasing the intensity of your workout, and always start with a warm up. A proper warm up can improve blood flow to the working muscle and reduce stiffness, potentially lowering the risk of injury. Moreover, a warm up should ideally be an active one, which includes a walk or dynamic stretches for five to ten minutes. Very importantly, cooling down after you work out will help to slowly bring your heart rate back to normal, thereby helping to avoid injuries. You could consider walking for five to ten minutes after you work out to cool down.
2. Stay hydrated
Working out can make you sweat, which means you are going to lose some of the essential fluids your body needs, to power you through your exercise program. Dehydration can lead to muscle spasms, cramps, dizziness or light-headedness. That’s why you must consider drinking a glass of water before you exercise, and then take a few sips of water every ten to fifteen minutes throughout your workout.
3. Practice proper technique and wear good gear
Make sure to learn the correct form and technique from a certified trainer or an authentic video source before starting a new exercise. In fact, you must check your form, even if you have been doing a particular exercise for a while, to avoid mishaps. Additionally, power your workouts with a pair of sturdy and comfortable shoes that provide good arch support and have a cushioned heel to absorb shock, as well as loose and breathable clothing that gives you room to move.