|10 Fitness Tips - How to Avoid Injury|
Roy Summers shares his expert advice
Bodyline Fitness is very proud to be one of the sponsors of the Ealing Half Marathon which takes place on Sunday 30th September 2012. Also, as a keen runner and general sports person I have been incredibly proud that my home city has just hosted an amazing Olympic & Paralympic games!
Now, you may be asking yourself how are these two things connected, and the answer is........ training injuries for the common man and woman!
Let's take the Ealing Half Marathon first; in the last 3-4 months I have spoken to and met several participants who had signed up for the race but have since pulled out through injuring themselves during their training.
It struck me that maybe there is something happening here and that these people have something in common; they are not seeking the right advice at the start of their training or are not planning their training properly.
So, where does the Olympics come in.............??
Well, I have been thinking that, just maybe, the roaring success of the Olympics and Paralympics will take the common man and woman off their sofas and into their local fitness centres or parks to try a new sport. Apparently the number of people playing handball post Olympics has increased hugely!
I have no experience of playing Olympic sports particularly but I have run a few races in my time and know just how frustrating it can be to get injured when you have just started playing a new sport or a new training regime.
Now, as the Ealing Half Marathon is so close it is clearly too late to start training now, but my sources tell me it is likely to become an annual event and there are always plenty of other races organised throughout the year.
So if you started to train for the half marathon and got injured what went wrong? If you have taken up a new activity or sport post Olympics, have you strained a muscle and stopped playing?
Before you start any new fitness regime for an event or a sport you must prepare and I have listed below the top ten tips to avoid injury in this situation:
If there are any points raised here that you would like to discuss in more detail please contact me here for a free, no obligation consultation or call me, Roy, directly on 07921 777477
17th September 2012