How to Prevent Injury in The Gym | Strains & Tears

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We got a lot of questions about this topic how to prevent injury in the gym like strains and tears. So today I am going over just that. You wont believe how simple it relay is to stay healthy in the gym so you can keep on lifting for years and years.

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John Meadows is an American professional bodybuilder and entrepreneur with an intriguing story. While John now boasts a successful career as an IFBB Pro bodybuilder and fitness company owner, his journey towards the top was extremely difficult.

Growing up, John never met his father, and his mother died at an extremely young age. This meant John only had his grandmother to take care of him. When his grandmother tragically passed away in 1999, John was left alone without his family to support him.

As the years went by, John continued to face new adversities in his life. During his early days in bodybuilding, John suffered from a rare colon disease. After fighting the disease for several months, his colon burst – almost resulting in his death. Luckily, John was quickly rushed to an emergency room where his life was saved. After several months of recovery, John was finally back on his feet.

Coming back into bodybuilding, John used the very obstacles that almost cost him his life as ‘fuel’ to grow stronger. Ever since he recovered from the colon surgery, John has gone on to become a successful bodybuilder, entrepreneur, and inspiration for many people all over the world.

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Kekistani Freedom Fighter

Rule #1) Don't do stupid stuff
Rule #2) Don't be Calum Von Moger
Rule #3) Don't go 100% all the time.

1 week ago | [YT] | 114

sym qual

" Listen to your body " is absolutely the home truth!

1 week ago | [YT] | 94


Hydration is step 1 for injury prevention in the military

1 week ago | [YT] | 82

Troy Hunte

Who thumbs down mountain dog's videos? I don't get it.

1 week ago | [YT] | 21

Matthew Blackburn

I’ve also found alternating hot and cold showers after an intense workout and before bed has really helped to cut down my doms and injuries.

1 week ago | [YT] | 29

Gena wilcox

I go to the gym and do light weight and watch their cable tv

1 week ago | [YT] | 11

Ken M

1) Hydration
2) Listening to your body
3) Order of exercises
4) Warm up properly
5) Do exercises that lengthen the muscle last

1 week ago | [YT] | 6

Beasts The

Thank you sir for such great contents

1 week ago | [YT] | 24


I recognize a lot of truth in your video. I've been doing heavy deadlifts first in my workout and have had lower back issues twice in 6 weeks. I will adjust my workout based on your advice. Thanks a lot

5 days ago | [YT] | 2


My number 1 is managing recovery, pretty much all of my strains were because of overuse, pushing the same exercise for way too long, fatigue builds up.

1 week ago | [YT] | 9


I'll add: do the (possibly boring) maintenance accessories that you know help you stay injury free (for me it's arms to keep my biceps tendons strong enough to do everything else that I do), and if your head's just not in the game on what's supposed to be a heavy day, just let it go and do something else....hurt myself every freaking time I ignore that one. Save it for another day. Great advice as always, John, thank you!

1 week ago | [YT] | 2

Aleks Blagonya

So much knowledge coming from a great athlete, thank you John for the amazing content!

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Iahn GR

Best fitness youtuber

1 week ago | [YT] | 19

Biz Kindred

Would you say lack of sleep could be another reason?

1 week ago | [YT] | 5


I've had this shoulder impingement that's been knocking me down. I care take all around the shoulder complex. I feel The Press helped develop it when I stopped taking the bar down to chest level & stopped pushing my hips forwards on the initial upward burst. So I was just taking the bar below the chin & back upwards repeatedly. The interesting revelation is the weakness or pain transference found in the thoracic lower trap rhomboid lat area, along with some delt to triceps tension. I think I'm going to try adjusting Back Day to the initial start day of my weekly program split. I think by initially reinforcing strength & stability to my Back, the day prior to Chest, may position me more shoulder injury resistant on that following chest day/day2. It's apparent to me my body needs more pulling strength emphasis than pushing right now. So I'm going to pull in order to push safely.

1 week ago | [YT] | 1


Just converted a few guys in the gym to your YouTube channel. They asked me how I knew all this stuff about working out, I showed them Mountaindog1.

1 week ago | [YT] | 3


Brb bois, gonna go drink some water right now

1 week ago | [YT] | 4


I hate u tube comments but I hope my routine helps someone else and helps someone else understand why you should warm up and how it helps you for the lift I always warm up in the SUANA use restiace bands do my ab routine and low back machine reverse hyper extension body blades one mile speed bike forearm squeeze do the abduction adductiln glute curl to tighten my hips and the hammer strength lat pull to tighten my scapulae then I do my bodyweight movements 100 weight dips pull up pushups ab kick outs sledge hammers neck curls n move into hitting the weights so 5-6 hundred reps to tighten up my body before hitting the wieghts always finish with the pool keeps my joints functioning n spine cartridge loose with psoriatic arthtise for the lift I have found this is the only way no easy way around it or my hips shoulder just pop out the sockets at the gym and I am asking other members for help Or my neck is so stiff and locked up something pinches and I get sick in my neck have had two labrum tears also in right shoulder over 5 years ago and have absolutely no labrum issues my labrum has torn in half twice and will no longer tear from the way the psoriatic arhttis effected my ligaments it allows my labrum to stretch dislocate and not snap on both shoulders ! Body blade everyday will keep ur shoulder labrum strong n tight with whatever injury labrum tears or mixed connective tissue probelms with ur ligaments tendons Hope this helps someone else have been working out 9 years so learning to workout w this problem has been a challenge and I’d say my warm up and recovery is about 90% of it ppl say e you train for 4 + hours a day and I say that’s what it takes for me to be strong not have subloxing dislcoating arms spine neck hips as bad and a loose spine is to fully warm up and workout safely then do a routine to recover the spine .

1 week ago | [YT] | 1

stephen power

The last two months have been infuriating. Tweaked my intercostals 3x squatting, tendinitis in my forearm, the same arm my elbow and yesterday got a potato sized knot in my trap.

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