Skipping your warm-up routine
Warming up before working out and light movements lubricate joints and elongate muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It also helps prepare the body for exercise by gradually increasing your heart rate and blood flow to your joints and muscles and targeting specific areas you want to work on. Skipping warm-up increases your risk of potential injuries, such as muscle strains and pulls.
Too much too soon
With all the good intentions it is easy to overdo the amount of exercise we do early in the year, especially after a period of inactivity such as the festive period, a hospital stay or a return to exercise after a break. Large jumps in the amount of training can put the body under increasing levels of stress with little room to recover leading to possible injury. Exercise and load have got to be sensible and achievable as you are more likely to stop if the aches and pains set in.
No clear exercise regime
Exercising without a clear workout regimen is a huge mistake. What works for others may not work for you. For instance, if you are pregnant and working out, make sure to know what to do. Consider using one of our physiotherapists to discuss your physical conditions and requirements. All the important factors about your health can help them create a personalized exercise regimen that suits your health and fitness goals.
Exercising when sick or injured
When you are sick or injured, you are expected to rest. When you feel sick, you need to get enough amount of rest to help you recover and you should never use your energy to build your muscles tissues as it can worsen your health.
Not getting enough rest before the next workout
The muscles in your body require about 24 to 48 hours of rest to recover after a workout. However, the duration of hours depends on the type and intensity of the workout, as well as your diet. Taking enough rest promotes the natural recovery of the muscles. While working out stimulates muscle growth, it can only take place if you get sufficient rest after a workout session.
Our physiotherapists at Home Physio Group will consider your exercise goals and factor this in as part of your treatment and you don’t need an injury in order for a physiotherapist to see you! They can teach you how to prevent injury or share tips to improve your athletic performance.
At Home Physio Group, our physiotherapists can create a custom exercise program for you and assess your functional mobility. For more information please contact us on 0330 335 1016 or alternatively please fill out our contact sheet and we will get back to you.