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Fix it before it's too late. Practicing poor technique or working out when your body is too mentally or physically run down is as bad as running on a stress fracture. Athletes need rest and recuperation as much as they need good food and sustained training and conditioning to perform.
Stop yourself or your athletes from running, jumping or throwing if technique is wrong – this will only cause an injury down the road. Recognize that sometimes a day off or on the bike or in the pool is more beneficial than a week of well-planned training.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|