Mark Rippetoe: Strength and Prevention of Injuries

“Strength is protective against injuries, since working at the edge of your ability is where you get hurt. Strong muscles make stable joints, and the knees, shoulders and elbows of an athlete who can correctly squat 500, press 275, and deadlift 600 pounds are much less prone to injury than the same joints on an athlete whose strength coach thinks that balance balls and light weights are a better way to train.”

http://startingstrength.com/index.php/site/article/strength_and_prevention_of_injuries#.VNz80_nF9NR

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