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How can joint, tendon, and muscle pain be prevented?

In order to prevent pain and injury, it is important that your joints and muscles are all functioning together as a balanced unit.  We call this a kinetic chain.  When all parts function optimally, then compensation will not lead to overuse injuries, inflammation and pain.

  • Have a professional check your static (still) and dynamic (moving) posture.
  • Stimulate underactive areas, inhibit and lengthen overactive areas.
  • Have a well-rounded program that does not focus on just the beach muscles.

In addition to a well-rounded program, make sure to adjust your training so that you do not overtrain.  Overtraining at any level will eventually lead to pain and injury.  This includes rest days.  Never strength train the same muscles groups consecutive days in a row.  Let your body heal on those days, and your body will love you for it.  Stay hydrated and feed your body nutrient-dense foods such as fresh carbs for energy and fresh protein for rebuilding.

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