Head, SHOULDERS, KNEES, down to your toes!

Mar 17, 2023

 by Cassandra Burres

Two of the most common injuries seen in weightlifting are shoulder and knee tendon strains. These injuries fall under the umbrella of tendonitis. Which simply means you’ve irritated the tendons that attach your muscle to the bone. It can feel like a dull ache, creaking, or even swelling. Especially when moving the tendon. Please note that this may also affect your wrists, elbows, and heels. Tendonitis can cause weakness in the surrounding area and decreased range of motion. Though these injuries, in most cases, can settle naturally, it should not be taken lightly. Since, it causes impeding pain affecting performance, gains, and putting it straightforward, it hurts like the devil’s lair.


To not end up in this predicament, heed these warnings:

  • Avoid sudden sharp movements.
  • Warm-up your muscles before use (this can include daily activity)
  • Overused and tired muscles are prone to injury.
  • Do a pre-set with no or light weights.
  • High repetitions equal lower weight.
  • Practice proper form.
  • If muscle pain feels abnormal lighten the load for 1-2 weeks.
  • I CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH STRETCH! This helps for prevention, progression, and post-recovery.