How to prevent injuries in athletics
Check your program
Whatever your discipline, it is important to vary your training and use injury prevention exercises and manage load properly. These will help you prevent injuries and make you a better athlete. The following exercises aim to prevent injuries that are typical in the more explosive disciplines, as well as middle and long running distances. You can find more exercises targeting specific parts of the body here. If you are a middle- or long-distance runner, you will find more useful tips on our running page.
Athletics is a group of different sporting disciplines involving running, jumping and throwing. Some types of injuries are specific to each discipline, while others can occur across different disciplines. Here, you can read more about the most common injuries in athletics.