Avoid Injury When Working Out
Video by Dr. Justin Thompson
In our clinics, we see many individuals who come in after an injury from working out. In these instances, there are many contributing factors that vary case by case. Regardless of the individual contributing factors, one way to avoid injury risk when working out and improve performance is through dynamic warmups. Dynamic warm-ups are an essential part of any workout routine, offering numerous benefits and serving as a powerful tool in avoiding pain and injuries when working out. Unlike static stretching, which involves holding a stretch for an extended period, dynamic warm-ups involve active movements that mimic the actions of the main workout. By engaging the muscles and increasing blood flow, dynamic warm-ups effectively prepare the body for physical activity, enhancing flexibility, range of motion, and overall performance. These dynamic movements help to lubricate the joints, activate the nervous system, and raise core body temperature, all of which contribute to reducing the risk of strains, sprains, and other common workout-related pains. Incorporating dynamic warm-ups into your fitness regimen not only enhances your performance but also safeguards your body, enabling you to enjoy pain-free work outs and achieve optimal results. Give this dynamic mobility drill a shot! If you are still experiencing pain during your workouts, give us a call. We are here to help and want to help you get out of pain, stay out of pain, and crush your workouts!
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