Prevent and Treat Common Bodybuilding Injuries

Prevent and Treat Common Bodybuilding Injuries

* This is a guest post Which bodybuilder hasn’t complained about aching joints, sore muscles or a stiff back?  Probably no one!  These are very common issues for bodybuilders. While injuries are a part of any athletic endeavor, they tend to be more frequent for ectomorph bodybuilders because of the physical and psychological stress. Injuries can have a devastating effect on a bodybuilder; they can cause you to lose the gains you’ve made, miss workouts, sleep poorly, and might even end a promising career. As an ectomorph, you’ve worked hard for your gains.  Don’t let an injury set you back. How can you reduce the chance of injury? First, you must be knowledgeable about what could potentially happen to your body.  Second, you need to make injury prevention a top priority.  Lastly, you need to allow plenty of time for injuries to heal.   Be Knowledgeable Injuries fall into the following categories.  Use the information provided by Wikipedia to educate yourself about the various types of injuries. Tendonitis –inflammation of a tendon; usually refers to large-scale tendon injuries Strain – refers to an injury of a muscle or tendon; muscle fibers tear as a result of overstretching Sprain – refers to an injury of a ligament; ligaments tear as a result of overstretching Bursitis – inflammation of one or more bursae sacs; involves the point where muscles and tendons slide across the bone Avulsion – complete tearing of a muscle, typically along the junction between the muscle and its tendon Contusion – bruising caused by trauma to the capillaries and venules. Fracture – breakage of a bone; separation that...