Posted by Kendall Raine on March 10, 2004 at 16:50:07:
In Reply to: Question posted by Chris on March 10, 2004 at 15:40:07:
Well, what I wrote was that first, you're right. Injury sites have a nasty habit of turning into bends sites. I get higher bubble scores in a shoulder I hurt years ago sky diving. Also, micro-tears could be a problem particularly if they induce swelling and/or fluid propagation.
If you look at the exercise they did in the study, it isn't too bad. It's also aerobic, not resistance training. Test subjects probably fit, too. My guess is incidence of injury, even sub-clinical, in that type of regime is very low. These were human trials so emphasis is on not getting people hurt. Would be nice to know the mechanism behind this, however.
At the end of the day, I would avoid doing heavy weight lifting the day before a big dive. Not just because of getting bent, but I've gotten connector tissue damage from hauling a lot of gear shortly after a heavy day in the weight room.
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