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Athletes come in all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities. Differences aside, all athletes should supplement their sports routine with additional training to build strength and prevent injury. Whether you are a dedicated yogi, marathon runner or recreational-league champion – the strength exercises below can help keep you strong, healthy and injury-free.
Valerie Damlos, PT, OCS, CMP, Clinic Manager of Outpatient Rehab Services at NorthShore, gives tips on some of the best exercises to add to your routine. Keep in mind that proper technique is very important, so be sure to familiarize yourself with each step.
As with any exercise routine, it is important to not overexert yourself. If you are in pain or are just starting a workout regime, you should consult with your doctor.
What is your favorite exercise to do? How to you make your exercises more challenging?