Anyone who trains comes up with injuries from time to time.
An injury is pain that lasts longer than a couple of days. Or if sudden pain occurs during exercise this can be an acute injury.
It’s important to remove yourself from the exercise immediately and use icepacks to try and settle down inflammation. A question Colette is often asked is ice vs heat. Ice is the most effective in reducing inflammation especially the first 48 hours after injury.
Remember RICE – Rest – Ice – Compression – Elevate
Injury prevention is another key aspect of training. There are certainly certain things that can help prevent injury. An active warm up and cool down are imperative. Make sure that your warm up gradually increases the speed and intensity of the exercises.
Check out Colette’s and Cory’s warm up and warm down suggestions here!