Why You Should Switch Up Your Workouts

Why is this a good practice?

Avoid Overuse Injuries

For people who perform activities or movements repetitively, the danger of experiencing an overuse injury is high. Tennis elbow, bursitis, carpal tunnel, and tendonitis are a few examples of the problems that result from routine motion. Switching up your workout method gives often-used muscle groups a break, or at least helps avoid repetitive stress. Frequent patients of sports medicine professionals are baseball pitchers, quarterbacks, weight lifters, and runners—all of which perform the same tasks over and over during training and competition.

Break Plateaus

Have you ever been on a weight loss plan that worked well for a while, but then fizzled? No matter what you did, you could not lose another pound or inch. This is called a plateau, and the same concept applies to routine workouts. By changing up your workout activity, you can help your muscles in other ways, possibly by adding flexibility or improving range of motion. This in turn helps your muscle perform better as a whole and may get you to the next level of performance and skill.

Build Proportionate Muscle

Working the same set of muscles over and over again will surely add strength, but often just to a few sets of

Sports_medicinemuscles. Integrate exercises that work many muscle groups, including your core to gain whole body strength. Your balance and stability will see improvement and you’ll see and feel the payoff from head to toe. Building supporting muscles also helps you avoid the joint injuries that may send you to the sports medicine specialist.

Avoid routine workouts—not only is it uninteresting and hard to stick to, it can cause injury and stagnancy. Talk to your sports medicine doctor today about the right way to workout for strength and wellness.

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