I was reading the latest issue of Milo from Ironmind this past week.
One sentence from and article by Mike Waller, Ph.D., C.S.C.S, NSCA-CPT caught my eye:
“Reviewing articles that cover the most common injury sites for a given sport is recommended, so that the top three areas of concern can be determined.”
This was not something that had occurred to me before…but it is an excellent idea.
I don’t know if you do a specific sport.
I do know there are many martial artists reading this blog. There’s powerlifters. There’s gymnasts. There’s strongmen. And probably a whole range of other sports too.
Why not find what typically plagues your sport?
Then, as Mike advocates, you can build your program around those issues.
This is prehab at its best, done in a targeted way.
Then you can take specific exercises (such as the ones I share in The Indestructible Body) and use them to better make that area indestructible.
Does your sport cause issues in your wrists?
Maybe the Wrist Extension in 4 Directions, or Wrist Flexion in 4 Directions, or Deviation Fist Roll will be the drill you need to prevent that from becoming an issue in the first place.
As Benjamin Franklin once said…
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
And this way you know where best to target your prevention, rather than spreading it out all over.