rhythmic gymnastics sport requires a lot of training in order to acquire the needed body development. Whether you are flexible in nature or you have undergone massive training to perfect your art of performing gymnastics movements, getting injuries is inevitable. They are just like any other accidents that are beyond our human control. As much as these injuries cannot be controlled, most of them, as put across by the training practice, are usually chronic in nature. This is due to the fact that the gymnasts take a long period to practice and perfect their movements thus they may developing pain for a long period. This pain recurs especially if the same movements are repeated. The prolonged occurrence of these pains can lead to worse consequences that cannot be undone. There is another form of injuries called acute injuries. These are the injuries that occur due to the quick response from movements such as; dislocation, muscle sprains, etc. unlike the chronic injuries, the acute injuries are easier to diagnose and treat. However, they tend to be more painful than the chronic ones. These injuries help the doctors and/or the trainers to plan for easy and manageable training processes that would avoid the relapse of these pains. Being careful on the raining to undertake after the pain, the gymnast is able to get back on his feet and continue with the competitions with a lot of ease. According to statistics and rhythmic gymnastics guide, the lower limbs tend to be injured frequently due to their heavy load and support of the whole body. The higher limbs and the neck do not suffer so many injuries. Most of these injuries often result from the techniques used to perform these movements and some of these methods may be wrong. It is also important to note that not all people can perform these movements. There are a lot of parents who bring their children to gymnastics lesson as a way to help them achieve their problems but instead, they end up hurting the children more while giving them health complications. This is especially the case if a person already has some complications. This kind of sport requires optimum health as well as maximum discipline. By having optimum health, it means that you have no ailments, allergies due to exposure to some conditions and also you have a great immune system. There are also so many injuries that come up as a result of the inability to perform the needed rotation, not fully flexible, etc. these two elements ought to be highly considered as they are tiresome and take a lot of hard and long work so as to achieve these movements that seem to be quite easy to perform. When it comes to gymnastics training, the occurrence of these injuries can be avoided by following several steps. Some of these steps are; For each of the above named types of injuries, the risk can be reduced differently. Below are some of the ways you can contain the chronic injuries.
- One of the best ways to ensure that you prevent the occurrence of chronic injuries is by ensuring that you do not perform heavy exercises. That is, you should enroll with programs that are light while at the same time they will increase your flexibility. For instance, you can consider cycling, light weight lifting, swimming and any other light exercise.
- Before the start of any training season, you ought to have the utmost discipline and it is very important for you, as a gymnast to know your physical weakness, it will then be easy to manage any pain that may come up in course of the training.
- Ensure that the program of training that you enroll in gives you enough time to allow the muscles to fully recover. This should include taking time in between the sessions to give the injuries a break. Also, this training program should enable you to easily report to the coach in case of any injury thus eliminating the much pressure that maybe exerted by the injuries that may go unreported. The earlier you say about the pain you may be experiencing, the easier it will be to manage it.