Bulletproof Your Body: A Guide To Injury Prevention Exercises
The first thing you need to do is understand what kind of exercise will make you better protected against injuries. You can’t just go out there and start doing all these exercises without knowing how they work together.
So let’s take a look at some of them one by one, starting with the most basic ones.
Exercise #1: Strength Training
Strength training is probably the best way to protect yourself from getting injured. If you want to get stronger, then strength training is going to help you accomplish that goal.
However, it isn’t enough for you to simply lift weights and hope that your muscles grow bigger and stronger; if you don’t have proper technique, then the weight won’t necessarily be heavy enough or strong enough.
When you’re lifting weights, you’re using a combination of muscle fibers. Muscle fibers are made up of two types of cells called myofibrils and actin filaments.
Myofibrils contain nuclei (which store energy) while actin filaments contain mitochondria (which produce energy). When I’m talking about muscles, I mean the type that makes up your arms and legs. There are different types of muscle, but for the sake of this discussion let’s focus on slow-twitch and fast-twitch fibers.
Slow-Twitch Muscle Fibers
Your body uses slow-twitch muscle fibers for activities that don’t require a lot of energy and speed. These activities can be maintained for extended periods of time because these muscles fibers don’t get tired easily.
For example, your body uses slow-twitch muscle fibers when you’re just standing around or walking.
Fast-Twitch Muscle Fibers
Your body uses fast-twitch muscle fibers for activities that require more explosive energy and speed. These activities can’t be sustained for a long period of time because these muscles fibers get tired easily.
For example, your body uses fast-twitch muscle fibers when you’re sprinting or doing something similar to it.
Muscle confusion: If you don’t use it, you lose it.
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