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In Injury Prevention Strategies for Aging Athletes, you'll learn the following:

  • why old age happens at 27 and how various hormones can affect your potential for injury
  • how “under the radar” stressors can lead to injury and how to manage training during stressful periods
  • an interesting theory of aging and how you can offset it with proper hydration
  • when your spine is more susceptible to injury and what to do about it
  • why muscles atrophy and stiffen as you age and what you can do to prevent this process
  • how weight training can increase muscle size, strength and flexibility
  • why traditional warm-up methods are counterproductive and can lead to injury and what to do instead
  • what Eastern European and Russian athletes and coaches do that North Americans often neglect to improve performance and reduce the likelihood of injury
  • when foam rolling can be good and when it can be bad
  • the best recovery booster available to you
  • the golden rule when it comes to exercise and injury
  • how many days of recovery are necessary as you get older
  • how to be malleable with your training to avoid injury
  • when you should train and when you should not train to make progress and avoid injury
  • what to do if certain exercises do not work well for you and how to revise them if necessary
  • what type of loads you should use for multi-joint and single-joint movements
  • how to develop maximum muscle mass with moderate rules as an insurance against injuries
  • why prioritizing core strength and stability in your training may be a mistake
  • how to identify the true cause of an injury
  • why a psychotherapist may be more useful than a physiotherapist to treat your low back pain
  • the number one reason why an injury may occur
  • which trainees in the gym are setting themselves up for injury
  • a physical trait that’s a dead giveaway for future injury
  • which form of resistance can cause more injuries than it cures
  • what form of training should be used in the gym and what form should not be used in the gym
  • what endurance athletes should absolutely not do in the gym and what they should do instead for maximum performance and minimum chance of injury
  • the best way to treat an injury
  • how to properly plan your programs for maximum performance and minimum risk of injury
  • a new concept that is used to treat injuries that goes against everything you’ve been taught
  • which book you must have in your library before the next injury occurs
  • the treatment option that seems to trump all others and may get you out of a scheduled surgery
  • which topical application you can use before going to bed that can cause you to wake up without any pain
  • one simple trick to improve the penetration and healing effect of any cream, oil, gel, or ointment
  • which foods in particular are better suited for muscle injuries and which foods are more beneficial for connective tissue and joint-related injuries
  • which supplement should be used to help prevent connective tissue injuries and to treat them
  • a simple test that can determine when an athlete is ready to come back to sport after an injury
  • the one key aspect to improve your longevity as an aging athlete
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