No, my high coffee intake hasn’t sent me over the edge
This two lettered word…
(which you may recall from your university days)
Is basically a research study which compares the results of lots of studies
I’m sharing this with you because one caught my eye not that long ago
It was looking at what training methods ACTUALLY reduced risk of sports injury
So what d’ya think they found?
What types of training can enable you to spend more time doing the sport you love?
In fact, in chronic injuries
(ones which have happened over a long period of time)
They were approx 50% less likely to happen in those who strength trained
And its not just this study
Hamstring injuries, knee injuries, shoulder injuries
All show reduced risk of approx 3 times following strength training
So my chat about the importance of this training isn’t just hype
In fact none of the stuff I talk about is
It’s all based on genuine, contextualised science…
Real world experience coaching it for years at the top level
But here’s the beauty of this training though
Which is of huge benefit to you
Strength training the right way…
(not what you see down ‘big box’ shiny gyms)
Not only reduces risk of injury
But also optimises speed, power, endurance
Two birdies with one stone
By investing very little time each week
(along with some elbow grease!)
You get all these benefits
So why don’t you?
(unless you want to be over twice as likely to be hobbling with an injury!)
Plus its bloody good fun when you do it right!