Injury Prevention for Masters Athletes: The Ultimate Deep Dive

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Injury Prevention for Masters Athletes

Injury Prevention for Masters Athletes: The Ultimate Deep Dive

Why Are Masters Athletes At Increased Risk?

Masters athletes face a unique set of challenges when it comes to injury prevention. These challenges stem from physiological changes and pre-existing conditions that make them more susceptible to injuries.

Physiological Changes

Age-related changes in muscle elasticity, bone density, and joint integrity can make Masters Athletes more prone to injuries. Hormonal changes, such as decreased levels of testosterone and growth hormone, can also slow down muscle recovery.

Pre-Existing Conditions

Conditions like arthritis, osteoporosis, or previous injuries can complicate the situation, creating a fertile ground for new injuries and exacerbating existing ones.

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Shoulder Injuries

Overhead lifting movements like snatches, pull-ups, or ring muscle-ups can put a lot of stress on the rotator cuff. A tear in this area could set you back significantly.

The Bottom Line

Injuries can set you back, both physically and mentally. Understanding the potential risks and how to mitigate them is crucial—especially for Masters Athletes. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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FAQ: Injury Prevention for Masters Athletes

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