IFBB Pro Jose Raymond’s Injury Prevention Techniques

what's up this is IFBB Pro Jose Raymond I'm here in Columbia South Carolina at the muscle and strength headquarters and I'm going to talk to you about injury prevention I have a whole host of injuries that I've had to deal with over the years number one was a AC joint inflammation I think everyone has had that especially young guys that bench press a lot number two was a knee injury that has bothered me for over 25 years now it's uh it started out as contra Malaysia which is the rubbing of the underside of the kneecap and that eventually led to bone on bone which I had repaired last year I also have a labrum tear which I did doing leg presses I was holding on so tight leg pressing 10 plates and all of a sudden my shoulder came out of socket the first tip is knowing your body so difficult to write a workout for someone say do this weight for this reps and this many sets because if you know your body as well as I do it takes time and everybody's body is different and as you get older your body changes your body adapts the more muscle you put on the longer it takes to bring blood into that muscle and warm it up so you know when I was younger I could run in the gym and put three plates on the on the squat rack and start banging it out for 20 30 reps without any warm-up without nothing and today I mean it's got to be my last exercise after I've done a ton of different things to warm up and you know I got to be feeling really good to put 315 on my back the second tip is pushing the compound movements to later in the routine so I always used the compound movement later in the exercise when my entire body is warm feeling good that there's tons of blood in the muscle and it's not only about warmth it's about security like you have that support if your pecs are all pumped in your shoulders all pump the it doesn't feel like it's gonna slip out of alignment as much everything's nice and tight and I can keep it under control and I get the best workouts that way I'm the strongest in the final tip pre-exhaustion when I say warm up I don't think the traditional go in and get on the treadmill or the bike and do cardio warm up I come in and pick up a light dumbbells or whatever body part it might be and just start doing reps like really really light reps if it's legs I'll start with light hamstring curl just to bring blood into that area and I'll do some static hold squeeze some pumping and I'll do anywhere from you know 15 to 20 laps but as I'm doing these exercises I'll slowly start adding weight so the warm-up there's no specific way to warm up it's how I feel it's how my body is feeling you feeling good I'm starting to get a pump then I'll add a little bit more weight so this was some insight on injury prevention i'm ifbb pro Jose Raymond and team BBI athlete thanks for watching and be sure to subscribe below

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