How to Avoid Muscle Imbalances And Stay Injury-Free (Injury Prevention Part 5)

This is part 5 of our injury prevention series. You can read all the other posts in the series here. Reading the other posts first is a good idea but not completely necessary. You can read this series in any order you want. Just make sure you do read all the posts and then apply […]

Why You Have to Try Foam Rolling (Injury Prevention Part 4)

Speak to your doctor before you start foam rolling. None of the advice in this article should be considered medical advice. Foam rolling is becoming increasingly popular on the internet and in commercial gyms.  I think that is a great development in the fitness community. Foam rolling can help you in multiple ways: Foam rolling […]

The Most Dangerous Exercise Mistakes You Might Be Making (Injury Prevention Part 3)

In part 1 we covered the basics of injury prevention. Part 2 is a general discussion about corret (or acceptable) technique. Part 2 also briefly covers why you absolutely must film your training. If you haven’t read the previous parts you should do that before continuing here. In this post you will find out what […]

The Importance of Technique in Injury Prevention (Part 2)

Since proper technique is the most important aspect we’ll start with it. It is sad how badly most people perform basic exercises. Gyms everywhere are filled with bad technique and worse advice. The only reason people don’t constantly get injured is because they aren’t using enough weight to make much damage. Don’t get me wrong […]

Injury Prevention 101: How To Stop Injuries When Lifting Weights (Part 1)

While some people seem to hurt themselves constantly in the gym lifting weights should actually be very safe. Lifting weights is a lot safer than any contact sport. The key difference is that everything you do in the weight room is planned. Nothing unexpected should ever happen. The same can’t be said about most sports. […]