Injuries in strength training: review and practical application

Butragueño Revenga, Javier and Benito Peinado, Pedro José and Mafulli, Nicola (2014). Injuries in strength training: review and practical application. "European Journal of Human Movement", v. 32 ; pp. 29-47. ISSN 2386-4095.

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Title: Injuries in strength training: review and practical application
Author/s:
  • Butragueño Revenga, Javier
  • Benito Peinado, Pedro José
  • Mafulli, Nicola
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: European Journal of Human Movement
Date: 2014
ISSN: 2386-4095
Volume: 32
Subjects:
Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF) (UPM)
Department: Salud y Rendimiento Humano
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Purpose: This systematic review examines what is known about injuries in strength training. Methods: A systematic search was performed in PubMed and SportDiscus. Studies were included if they examined powerlifters, weightlifters, strongman athletes, bodybuilding athletes, individuals who undertook recreational weight training or weight training to complement athletic performance. Exposure variables were incidence, severity and body part injury. Results: After examining 1214 titles and abstracts, 62 articles were identified as potentially relevant. Finally, 11 were included in this systematic review. Conflicting results were reported on the relationships between injury definition and incidence or severity recorded. The lower back followed by the shoulder and knee are the most frequently affected areas in strength sports. Conclusion: Strength training is safe. However, the variety of injury definitions has makes it difficult to compare different studies in this field. New styles of reporting injuries have appeared, and could make increases these ratios. If methodological limitations in measuring incidence rate and severity injuries can be resolved, more work can be conducted to define the real incidence rate, compare it with others sports, and explore cause and effect relationships in randomized controlled trials. Key Words: strength training, injuries, specific strength sports, severity

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Item ID: 34970
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/34970/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:34970
Official URL: http://www.eurjhm.com/index.php/eurjhm/article/view/318
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 25 May 2015 09:42
Last Modified: 25 May 2015 09:42
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