Soft Tissue Injury Prevention
What is a soft tissue injury?
Soft tissue injury happens with regularity for both athletes and bodybuilding enthusiasts. A soft tissue injury usually involves a sprain, strain or bruising of the muscle, tendon or ligament.
When an individual does not allow themselves adequate healing from a soft tissue injury, this can leave them vulnerable to further damage. It is essential to take the necessary precautions, the first time around, so no downtime is experienced. Nothing is worse than feeling like an injury is taking you further and further from your goals, or from the activities you enjoy in life.
What is soft tissue?
- Fibrous Tissues
- Synovial Membranes
For injury repair there are specific peptides found to be highly beneficial to those who like to keep active engaging in sports, bodybuilding and athletics. There are common soft tissue injuries which often take time to heal, listed below.
Common Soft Tissue Injury
Tips to Prevent Soft Tissue Injury
Sometimes we forget the simplest things in the pursuit of what we actively enjoy. Here are some helpful tips to consider in the prevention of soft tissue injury.
- Warming up and cooling down
Before physical training/activity one must always warm up the body. Your muscles should have a good stretch before you begin working out. Be sure to also do a cool down upon completion of training with a thorough stretch of the muscles you have just trained.
- Play it smart – it is key to know your limit
There is a higher risk for experiencing soft tissue injury, when you are pushing your body beyond what is realistic. Do not take the risk. It is much smarter to work your way up to your goals with patience and care. Small increases in the intensity and duration of training is playing it safe and provides your body with respect it deserves, whilst minimising time lost in repair and recovery.
- Don’t underestimate the importance of cardio
Don’t forget to get in some cardio training. Building up ones cardiovascular strength will supply you with the fuel you need to fight fatigue. Most soft tissue injuries are experienced when an individual is over exhausted and lacking the power to keep going. Additionally, cardio benefits the individual through a decreased risk of stress and anxiety, depression, osteoporosis, high blood pressure and obesity.
- Allow adequate recovery time between training sessions
This goes without saying. It is in the recovery period that muscle hypertrophy takes place.
- Wear the appropriate clothing for your activity
Athletic footwear designers have a shoe for every sport and exercise. It is critical for one to obtain just the right support in the areas support is needed, such as added cushioning or traction. Whatever facilitates your ease of motion, or has been designed to improve or prevent injury, is a consideration you have and can act upon. Protective equipment such as mouth guards and helmets are other examples of how you can support your body while engaging in sport or physical training.
- Don’t forget to keep hydrated
Drink water before, during, and after physical activity.
- Injury recovery takes time
If you have experienced an injury, you must take time to heal. When you go back to training prematurely, the risk will leave you vulnerable to further injury. If the damage is severe, you may be inactive for up to 4 months. Healing time may be improved through the use of injury repair peptides.
- Peptide supplement for soft tissue injury
Peptides may provide relief to those suffering from soft tissue injuries. For further information fill in our obligation free registry to see if you qualify.
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