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If we want to prevent injury, we first have to broaden our understanding of what an injury is, and what may or may not contribute to its occurrence. Staying injury free is likely a result of reducing risk of overuse,and managing training volume through intelligent stress and loading strategies, rather than obsession hernia discal lumbar with how movement looks (within reason). So, what is an injury? What is an injury?

“this is quite a complex term to define…overall, the consensus is around reporting of pain and/or dysfunction (defined as objectively measurable decrements in performance) by the athlete,” says dr. Mike ray (doctorate of chiropractic, M.S. Exercise science), rehab clinician and coach (barbell medicine). “A major issue with such a definition, which is hinged just on pain – if the athlete has a misunderstanding regarding the premise of pain (threat detection system) as pain equals tissue damage equals ‘bad,’ then it is a real possibility he/she self selects activity for fear of pain and ‘injury’; which would mean they are injured because they think they are injured.”


Injury epidemiology studies such as this study on strongman injuries, used definitions such as “injury was defined contractura muscular lumbar as any ‘physical damage to the body that caused the strongman athlete to miss or modify one or more training sessions or miss a competition.’” this is a solid working definition, but given that in that particular study, only about half the athletes ever saw a doctor, we don’t simply don’t know if what they think caused the injury actually caused the injury.( 1)

Injury may seem simple at first, like if an athlete feels intense pain mid-bench press and their pec rolls up; a complete tear having occurred, it seems pretty obvious what happened. But that is an extreme example and there are many injuries that are not this clear cut. How many athletes have a “cranky shoulder,” or non-specific low back pain that they believe coincided with a specific incidence, or that gradually came out of seemingly nowhere? Likely many escoliosis derecha, but there is not necessarily a clear cut relationship between an ongoing pain sensation and a perceived moment of injury, due to pain itself being a very complicated sensation that can be misleading.

Take for example, referred pain, which is when pain-signals become “confused,” in a mechanism that is not widely understood, like the when the left arm hurts during a heart-attack. One theory is that this has to do with a density of nerves converging and becoming over crowded at the spinal cord, and thus misdirecting or confusing the pain signal.( 2)

“this discussion can be further complicated by our inability to classify when someone is ‘injured’ based on image findings (x-ray/MRI/etc). We have a lot of data on the prevalence rate of musculoskeletal ‘issues’ in the asymptomatic population (no pain or dysfunction reported); which further muddies the water of a tissue issue necessitating the classification of injury and warranting treatment/intervention,” said dr. Ray.

This means many large swaths of the population have herniated discs, rotator cuff damage, or other common issues associated with major injuries, but NO symptoms of pain or inability to perform – which means one particular issue, like a herniated disc, is not a clear-cut map to understanding what is injurious.( 3) dr. Mike ray deadlifting why do injuries happen?

The recent explosion in popularity of lifting in the last decade means that there is a demand more than ever for strategies for mitigating risk and intelligently progressing training. Unfortunately, there are many prevailing myths escoliosis dorsolumbar izquierda when it comes to what injures, such as specific exercises (I’ve anecdotally heard quite a bit of fear-mongering about movements like deadlifts, upright rows, various overhead movements, and leg extensions, for example),or specific forms, but there does not seem to be a lot of data to support these claims – that could in part be because strength athletes themselves have not been studied that much.

In the 2014 study of strongman injuries, the first estenosis lumbar ejercicios ever for strongman athletes using more than one subject athlete, the authors noted that only 12 injury epidemiology studies have been done at all on lifters in powerlifting, weightlifting and bodybuilding, and in 2018 this study noted that NO studies have equally cross-examined male and female lifter populations.( 4)

There certainly is an argument to be made for poor form being a contributing factor, as that is something that by nature would be hard to design a study for: inefficient movement can lead to poor load management, due to the body shifting and straining to try to find a more optimal position, thus causing irregular loading or a sudden dramatic spike in loading an unprepared tissue, and thus causing an injury, but there is not one thing inherent in one particular position that determines injury. It may be more likely that injuries are escoliosis consecuencias caused by poorly or un-planned intensity increases. It’s not ‘prevention’, it’s risk ‘management’

“for many, life appears as a state of randomness with little interconnectedness, but chaos theory postulates a different perspective and elucidates the interconnectedness of occurrences, and if we play close enough attention over time, then we will find patterns of connectedness ([also known as the butterfly effect, or lorenz attractor). If we examine the data we have on athletic injuries, we find patterns of interconnectedness with correlation to risk.”

There is a training theory developed by TJ gabbetts called the acute:chronic workload ratio (ACWR). Dr. Pat davidson (ph.D, exercise physiology), former lightweight strongman, and current fitness educator, strength and conditioning coach, and personal trainer, believes it’s important to pay attention to consistent load management using such a system.

“A chronic training load is established once you have four weeks of data,and then the acute training load is the fifth week compared to the training load of the previous four weeks; the average of that training load,” says dr. Davidson, “there is a numerical ratio he recommends you follow that should prevent you from moving into the realm of red-flags when it comes to injury likelihood,”

Dr. Ray made a similar point about RPE based training: “overall, we should be cognizant of loading of the athlete, which is primarily being advocated for by tracking rate of perceived exertion (RPE) and acute:chronic workload ratios (ACWR)….Fatigue will be accounted for by monitoring external intensity (objective measurement of load being lifted or training demands) and internal intensity (subjective how hard the athlete views a particular training session – measured by RPE and session RPE).”

“I keep people on a fairly normalized training load, and if I’m trying to introduce things to them, I don’t introduce too much too soon, or I don’t totally back them off too far hernia lumbar ejercicios prohibidos…I have to respect what seems to be emerging as important data on this ratio…it’s almost like, you’ve been prepared for what you’ve been doing, and if you haven’t been herniated lumbar disc sleeping position doing it consistently, you aren’t really prepared for it, so you have to be really aware of these drastic drops or spikes in what you’re doing on a weekly training basis.” reload after deload

Following this line of reasoning, a risky time for a strength athlete could be immediately following a deload after a big meet – after meets, emotions are often high, and personally, completing a big contest usually really stokes my desire to get back to the gym and train hard. But this is a risk factor, as my gradual volume has likely DECREASED leading into the competition, and my body might not be ready to jump back into a 5 day high volume training week, even if I feel fresh.

Davidson said, “they might not hurt themselves week one, but it’s very likely that they’re gonna start having problems week two or week three…when someone is peaking for something, their training volume is going to decrease as their intensity stays the same or increases as they’re getting close to their competition, so even if they go right back to normal training right escoliosis dorsal de convexidad derecha after a competition, it might be a spike in terms of overall volume.”

“maybe you’ve been doing pressing, but you haven’t been doing pressing with a block, so…it is novelty. Or you’ve been deadlifting, but you haven’t been deadlifting with whatever implement is coming up in the next show…make yourself accustomed to the new thing you’re going to have to work with, and do it in a fairly respectable manner. Again, that involves being to just establish where you’re at today. You don’t have to be good every day in a sport like strongman, you only have to be good on ONE day.”

It should come as no surprise that our mental and emotional well-being is a stress factor that can and does affect our physiology and thus our training performance. Just based on my experience training clients, I have seen people come in and crush it on no sleep and poor nutrition because they were having a great week and feeling good, and I’ve seen people be adequately rested and fed but suck at everything and have no extra “go” in them because they’re depressed and anxious about work and their relationships and so on and so on. The ivarsson study reviewed 48 studies on injuries “to examine (i) the effect sizes of relationships between the psychosocial variables (suggested as injury predictors in the model of stress and athletic injury) and injury rates, and (ii) the effects of psychological interventions aimed at reducing injury occurrence (prevention),” and concluded that “that psychosocial variables, as well as psychologically, based interventions, can influence injury risk among enfermedades lumbares athletes.” ( 7)

Good form and efficient movement are also risk mitigators. “and of course, I do think that just having appropriate technique with your movements is critical. Gain a foundation of the basics in the beginning…a really solid foundation of the movements that are associated with whatever barbell or iron sport that you participate in,” said davidson.

Finishing acting school in 2010 left cara directionless and depressed, slinging drinks for work while half-heartedly and inconsistently auditioning. She had tons of ambition, but little discipline and no direction. After a psychologically devastating break-up, she decided that, even though she had had almost no athletic development since her early teens, taking control of her body would help her find stability and a way out of her depression. She started working at an NYC gym, and began studying under the training staff. She dolor lumbar ejercicios began like many do: by following starting strength’s 5×5 template, and then jim wendler’s 5/3/1, experimenting constantly while she learned. She developed a deep desire to challenge herself physically, and training helped her manage the mental health issues that had plagued her for years.

She did her first strongman competition in april, 2015, and has competed over twenty times since then, at the regional, national, and world level. She immediately became hooked on the sport (she has also dabbled in highland hernia de disco lumbar ejercicios contraindicados games, weightlifting and powerlifting, and aggressively stalks the various dottirs on social media – that’s the same as trying crossfit, right?).

Strongman helped her reconnect to her artistic side. She found strongman initially through the internet via sources like starting strongman and T-nation, and she wanted to give back and experience the sport in a more cerebral way by writing. Her experience in strongman inspired aspects of her webseries, asher, which features an athletic, stone-lifting protagonist.

Cara became a personal trainer in 2014, and strongman became not only a vehicle for personal and physical development, but it also transformed her professional life: she has trained with and learned from a wide scope of strength and fitness professionals, including dr. Pat davidson, zydrunas savickas, liefia ingalls, dan trink, travis escoliosis dorsolumbar mash, and cara’s coach, andrew triana (of the performance vibe with zach and nicholas hadge). She currently trains her clients in manhattan, and they range from twenty-something-year-old strength hobbyists to grandparents and post-surgery/post-rehab trainees.

Cara is very interested in how strength training and competition become means of personal development, and much of her writing explores the more cerebral aspects of training. She believes that a good training environment, a strong goal and an intelligent program can changes lives far beyond just the body’s performance capabilities. You can learn more about her on her instagram @captainstarbuck and at www.Thecarabrennan.Com.