The rise in strength sports such as powerlifting has led to numerous benefits that include increases in strength both physically and mentally, reduce the rate of sarcopenia and prevent injuries long term. In this interview, Chris Fudge discusses what happens when an athlete gets too strong, too fast and the negative effects this can have on the body. He also explains safe power lifting progressions and why the focus of progression should not just be the weight.
In This Episode
4:50 – Why clients are getting injuries at the gym
6:00 – The biggest reasons people get hurt when it comes to strength training
7:00 – Most common injuries when it comes to power lifting
9:00 – Simple things trainers can do to reduce the chances of their clients getting injured
11:00 – The importance of personalization when it comes to strength training
12:00 – Are there one or two exercises that are more likely to cause injuries when strength training or any exercises people should stay away from?
16:00 – Things trainers should look out for when power lifting or strength training with their clients
17:00 – Advice to anyone applying for the 2020 Fitness Professional of the Year Award
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