Skip Navigation LinksHome > September/October 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 5 > An Overview of Strength Training Injuries: Acute and Chronic
Current Sports Medicine Reports:
doi: 10.1249/JSR.0b013e3181f3ed6d
Sport-Specific Illness and Injury: Section Articles

An Overview of Strength Training Injuries: Acute and Chronic

Lavallee, Mark E.1,3; Balam, Tucker2,3

Collapse Box

Abstract

This article introduces the history of strength training, explains the many different styles of strength training, and discusses common injuries specific to each style. Strength training is broken down into five disciplines: basic strength or resistance training, bodybuilding, power lifting, style-dependant strength sports (e.g., strongman competitions, Highland games, field events such as shot put, discus, hammer throw, and javelin), and Olympic-style weightlifting. Each style has its own principal injuries, both acute and chronic, related to the individual technique. Acute injuries should be further categorized as emergent or nonemergent. Specific age-related populations (i.e., the very young and the aging athlete) carry additional considerations.

© 2010 American College of Sports Medicine

Login

Article Tools

Share

Connect With Us