How To Avoid Injuries
Most of you know there are several rules you need to follow in order to prevent any injuries when you train. You can fall out from the treadmill or damage your joints and you can stay injured for days if you are lucky or months if you are not.
This is why make sure you follow some simple rules to avoid these unpleasant events.
Warm up and cool down
You come from work, you’ve had a bad day and you just want to jog on your new treadmill. As soon as you enter the door you put on the training gear and jump on the treadmill.
This is a very common scenario and at the same time this is how you get injured. Warm ups and cool downs make circulate the oxygen & blood and prepare the body for the workout. If you don’t do the warm up correctly you can suffer serious muscle injuries.
Don’t push yourself
Another way to get injured while doing treadmill workouts is to try exercises that are too much for your body. Everybody wants to say “Well, I’ll jog for 10 miles today” but if your body is not ready don’t do it. If you can run/walk correctly for 3 miles only then just do 3 miles.
Instead follow a program that will slowly increase your stamina. Never go beyond a 15% raise in mileage per week. There are cases when people fall off the treadmill and break a leg because they are too tired to focus on what they do.
Always listen to your body. Unfortunately not all of us have the body of an Olympic runner. If you push your body too far you can get serious injuries. When you’re feeling over trained you should rest for a day or two until you get your energy level up. If you feel excessive pain, slow down or stop your workout.