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Use Recovery Time During Workouts to Prevent Injuries

Time Saver: "Prehab" in Between Sets

Check out this time-saving workout tip from Coach Lark.

It's important to let the body rest between tough workouts. However, I always try to work light rehab or "prehab" (conditioning an area of the body that is prone to injury) in between heavier sets of strength training.

Whatever your issue, point of dysfunction, or pain, very light sets between your heavier sets can serve as prehab.

For instance, ff you have tight muscles, stretch is an appropriate recovery. (It feels great to stretch the muscles you just worked out. It also helps them relax so that you get more out of subsequent sets.) If you have poor balance, do balance drills between sets.

Whatever your weakness is, attack it between major sets in order to recover. The idea is to pack as much density as possible into your workout.

So, instead of just standing around while you recover between workouts, try these options, and get more out of your gym time. You will not only burn more calories and get in better shape; you will also remain healthy so you can keep pounding out the tough sets.

Whatever your ultimate fitness goals (to lose weight, to get stronger, to have a six-pack), the health and balance of your musculoskeletal system is crucial and a top priority.

Have a killer week getting it done and as always feel free to reach out with any questions you may have.

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