Sometimes, soreness from well-worked muscles feels good. The soreness is often a reminder of the hard work put into a FFL 24 member’s exercise routine. It’s a sign that the body is getting stronger. Unfortunately, sometimes pain after a workout may also be an indicator of injury. Injuries are frustrating because they can put exercise enthusiasts on the bench and break a good workout streak. Luckily, there are ways to prevent common workout-related injuries.
To stay in shape and avoid possible injury, follow these five important tips for avoiding injury while at Fit for Life 24 in Apex:
- Start with a simple warmup: Before kicking one’s workout up to high-intensity, it’s important that a proper warmup is done. This action allows the body to prepare for the workout ahead. Do not neglect this integral part of the FFL 24 workout. It may take a few extra minutes, but it will spare the pain of injury. Walking at a moderate pace or lightly jogging before a run are good places to start. For more warmup tips, check out this helpful list from Greatist.
- Workout with one of our Fit for Life 24 Personal Trainers: Weary of all the equipment in our gym? It is important not to make working out a guessing game. Schedule an appointment with one of our trainers while learning the advantages of each machine. Understanding how to operate each piece of equipment. It will help our members avoid injury from misuse and give them confidence to use everything Fit for Life 24 in Apex has to offer. Not only is it important to understand how to use each machine, our trainers will also help members learn and maintain correct form while operating the equipment. Finally, the trainers are great at setting up a personalized workout routine, so those looking to get in shape can do so at a pace that’s just right for them.
- Listen to the body: This is a common injury-prevention tip, and for good reason! Never ignore pain when working out. Now, what does this mean exactly? The Huffington Post consulted with a doctor to help answer the question “How Do I Know When To Stop ‘Pushing Through The Pain’ During My Workout?” It is important to start listening to what the body is telling us. This article is worth the read.
- Rest and recovery (R&R): There are two types of fitness recovery, short and long-term. Immediately following vigorous exercise, it’s important to cool down and stretch. It’s also vital to get enough sleep. Long-term recovery includes adhering to a training schedule that allows the body to rest through adjusting personal workouts types, and all the physical and mental changes in intensity, time, an d distance. Cross-training is also popular for those seeking to prevent injury.
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Apex Fit for Life 24
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Apex NC 27502
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