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Unformatted text preview: 2-12-2008Practicing Safe FitnessWhat types of injuries might occur in an exercise program?FracturesoCracks/break of bone that require some degree of immobilizationContusionsoA bruise of the skin, fat, or muscle tissueSprainsoDamage to a ligament (structure that connects bone to bone) providing joint stabilityStrainsoSeparation or tearing of muscle fibersDelayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)oSoreness followed by physical activity you are not accustomed tooMicro-tears in the muscleTendonitisoInflammation of a tendon (structure which connects muscle to bone)BursitisoInflammation of a bursa (membrane that functions to reduce friction between bone and ligaments, bone and tendons, muscle and ligament)Lower Back PainOne of the most common, annoying, and disabling ailmentsCausesoImbalances between strength and flexibility of muscle groups associated with the lower backAbdominal muscles (weak) vs. spinal muscles (tight and inflexible)oTraining strength and flexibility in abs, lower back, and hamstring may help to alleviate difficultiesPreventing Lower back painoAvoid postures and positions that cause injuriesExerciseoVary depending on causeStrengthening vs. flexibilityCore stabilization exercises may also be incorporatedTreatment and Management of InjuriesFirst aid management techniques are fairly simple and straightforward...
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course LFIT 105 taught by Professor Humphries during the Spring '08 term at UNC.
- Spring '08