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7 Ways Workouts Lead to Sports Injuries

Everyone has the best intentions in mind when they decide to start exercising more regularly. You might take up running or walking every morning, or you might decide to join a gym to lift weights or try a few fitness classes on for size.

Either way, an injury is the last thing on your mind when you decide to take the fitness plunge. However, a muscle sprain, strain, or injury can crop up if your lifting technique is sloppy or if you tend to push your body a little too hard. Here are seven ways exercise can lead to injury…


1. No Pain, No Gain Attitude

Sure, you are bound to experience stiff muscles after a workout, especially if you are new to exercise or haven’t exerted yourself in a long time. New York-based orthopedic and sports physical therapist, Dr. William Siegel, warns that pushing yourself during a workout doesn’t mean you should push through physical pain.

If you feel pain, your body is warning you to take a break or stop what you’re doing. For instance, fatigued muscles are one thing, but shooting pain and discomfort in your knee or lower back should be taken as a warning to cease the activity.

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