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.