CHAPTER ELEVEN 11

Maximizing Performance and Minimizing Injury

“I had been trying to do the same kind of workouts that I did in high school, and I was constantly getting strains and pains. I spent 50 percent of my time healing from my workouts.”

I have heard variations of this statement from many of my patients. Either they do the same kinds of workouts they have always done, or they cram all their exercising into the weekend. These “weekend warriors” try to make exercise-cramming work for them because their weeks are crazy . . . activities, errands, and no scheduled time for exercise. When the weekend comes, they are free and they hit the gym or road or court with bravado. They ignore the fact that such a dramatic shift from inactivity to activity ...

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