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Workout No-Nos: Doing Too Much Too Soon

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: What are some of the most common injuries, and why do they happen?
Air Date: 6/11/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: John Gallucci, Jr., MS, ATC, DPT
dr john The dynamic president of JAG Physical Therapy, John Gallucci, Jr., MS, ATC, DPT, is in demand for his expertise in injury prevention, rehabilitation, sports medicine and athletic training. He has appeared often on radio and television, including ESPN's award-winning Outside the Lines, Fox 5, PIX 11, MSG Varsity, NJ News 12, WFAN and is a popular public speaker.

Gallucci has made a major impact in his fields throughout the New York/New Jersey area, and holds a national presence in the sports medicine community. JAG Physical Therapy now offers comprehensive orthopedic outpatient centers in New York City, West Orange, Warren, Cedar Knolls, Union, Hackensack, Woodbridge, Princeton, Fairfield, and Old Bridge New Jersey.
Workout No-Nos: Doing Too Much Too Soon
With summer in full swing, you may be upping your workout to get that summer body you've been dreaming about since January.

It's never a bad thing to give yourself a boost in your workouts, but if you're doing too much too soon, you run the risk of injury.

One common mistake you may make is increasing the amount of exercise too quickly. Begin slowly and gradually increase the time and intensity of activity.

A proper warm-up and cool-down after physical activity allows the body to recover, and stretching will improve the flexibility of muscles and can decrease muscle soreness.

Staying properly hydrated before, during and after physical activity is also a key component to prevent dehydration and achieve peak performance.

What are some other common mistakes you should try to avoid?
  • Do NOT increase the amount of exercise too quickly (i.e. either increasing weight, duration or distance)
  • Do NOT skip the warm-up and cool-down
  • Do NOT forget to stretch

John Gallucci, Jr., MS, ATC, DPT, shares why doing too much too soon can be damaging to your health.
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