Injuries happen when the demand for tissue (muscles, ligaments, tendons) is higher than the tissues can tolerate.

You twist your ankle, a knee, a hip, a shoulder, or a… because the force is higher than your body can resist.

You can’t eliminate all the injuries. In some situations, only Villanelle or Batman can tolerate the forces: car crashes, nasty falls on slopes, falling off a relatively small building, etc.

But in most situations, you significantly reduce your risk of injury by doing these two things:

1. Increasing your tissue strength with resistance training so you can resist the outside forces

2. Increasing your cardiovascular fitness so you can pump oxygen into the tissues that need it

Being strong and fit makes you more resilient when the shitty, unexpected things happen.

-J