Granted there are many ways and many things that you can do to minimize injuries and improve performance, but today I'm going to talk about 1 simple way that you can do both at the same time.
Let's skip the long preamble and get right into it.....if you want to avoid injuries and improve your performance you should spend less time training what you're strongest in and more time training what you're weakest in. Yes, that's it! Short and sweet......simple right?.....while it sure seems like common sense, often common sense isn't common practice. We humans tend to gravitate towards activities that give us positive feedback, those activities that make us feel good most often, so we typically tend to spend more time training the things that we give us that gratification. Whether your doing more bicep curls (because your biceps grow better than your calves and you get the most compliments year round for your arms and not for those things below your knee caps) or you're doing more swinging in the batting cage instead of catching in the outfield (because everyone talks more about the the home runs you hit than the steady catch plays you make), you're probably spending more time perfecting what you're already stronger at and what gives you the most gratification right now.
That's all fine and dandy until you take a few more steps down that road. Whether it's imbalances or weaknesses due to this type of over-under training, as times goes on your chances of failure and injury start to increase exponentially. This is why so many great single talent athletes can't sustain their success, and why so many others can't keep injuries away.
Working on a well rounded physique or skills set not only forces you to give your too often practiced activities a break, it also reinforces the "whole" of your body and your game. You'll have a lot harder time making it to the end of the road if you've only checked one or two boxes.
The road is long whether you're 8 or 48, it's just a different road, so start working on your weakest links now.
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Bonus Tip, these 2 supplements are synergistic so they can be taken together.
Until Next Time,
Be Fit. Be Strong. Be Better.
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