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Old 18 August 2017, 14:49
JJones JJones is offline
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Injury prevention at BUD/S.

Hello all. Thank you again for allowing me on this site. I've spent a lot of time reading through this site and based on what I've been told by many BTDT and some notable individuals that work in sport, I have a question I haven't been able to find the answer to.

Most BTDT tell us to run a lot, swim a lot, get good at cals..basically be very endurance based. I'm not arguing with that at all, and that's basically what I've been doing. However, where does weight training come into play? Obviously we aren't going to be lifting weights in BUD/S, but there will be running with logs and boats. I worry about injuries (especially joint injuries) as that's something you can't control when at BUD/S (besides stretching, ice, foam rolling, etc.) Is weight training not the optimal way to be injury resistant? Your muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons all strengthen, which makes your joints stronger and more resilient. Am I missing something here? Because I've been told just to run a ton before BUD/S to help with injury resistance since that's what you do at BUD/S.

Thank you for your time and I apologize if I put this in the wrong section.
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