TLS Trivia Question #6

TLS Trivia Question #6

Question: True or False, weight training lowers the risk of all injuries.

Answer:  Weight training may help reduce the risk of many injuries. The general mechanisms of risk reduction involve: improved structural strength in muscle, connective tissue and joints; improved overall balance and reaction to perturbations (faster feet, etc.); force development to resist force application.

However, it must be understood that many injurious forces can have peak impact rate that exceeds the speed at which your muscles can contract to resist the damage. And, of course, many injurious forces are simply higher than the strength of your muscle and other tissues.

The answer therefore is False, because although weight training improves your body’s structural and functional strength, it does so for up to a point.

Be smart, be careful.

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2 Responses to TLS Trivia Question #6

  1. Jordan says:

    Hi Johnny,

    I was wondering if you can recommend some books, the ones that had a great impact on the way you see diet and eating better (life?). I think, but I’m not sure, you mentioned in the past: Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink. I’ll start with this one…
    More generally, if you think of life-changing books (about being happier…) I’ll be pleased to hear on it.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. Yannick says:

    Hi Johnny, in September my sport doctor wants me to be part of a special study, first for my back and neck pain that where treated with prolotherapy, next he wants to build a diet around some blood test, also allergy test will be done. I will also have a personal trainer, and more. I will be 39 years old in June of this year. The personal trainer is 55 years old and apparently can move like a 25 year old. If anyone is interested i can share my experience. I need to lose close to 25 and maybe 30 pounds because with back pain i gained a lot of weight. And no activity like cardio and weight lifting will not make people lose weight if there diet is not in check. Eating less is what will cause weight loss. Right now i try to follow a low carb diet, and feel i am doing very well on it. I am allergic to whole wheat, gluten, fiber and since cutting all of them from my diet i feel so much better.

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