With increased interest in Crossfit, Kettlebells, Powerlifting and other weight lifting programmes, athletes can get trapped in the “harder is better” mentality. To avoid overtraining injuries or back pain, the team at Carling Chiropractic shares this tip.
When completing a weight lifting set, pay attention to how you engage your abdominal muscles. Your abs should be engaged during each and every movement. If you notice your form is going south, consider backing off on the weight, decreasing your reps or stopping altogether. Opting to power through a set can lead to injury.
Next time you are weight lifting, remember to pay attention to your body, muscles and form. If you can end your workout feeling strong and motivated, you are on the right track.
At Carling Chiro, we strive to help people achieve their optimal health and performance goals. Contact us today, and learn more about our Sports Medicine offerings.