Have a question? Call us now: 888-908-4258
Shopping Cart ()
Free shipping & returns on all US orders

Podcast #113: Layne Norton on How to Avoid and Overcome Weightlifting Injuries

By
Podcast #113: Layne Norton on How to Avoid and Overcome Weightlifting Injuries

In this episode, I interview Dr. Layne Norton, who you’ve probably heard of, but in case you haven’t, he’s a professional powerlifter, bodybuilding coach, and host of his own podcast, Physique Science Radio, and really is at the forefront of the “evidence-based fitness” movement.

I’ve had Layne on the podcast before to talk about contest prep, maximizing fat loss, reverse dieting, and a few other topics, and people loved the interview so I wanted to get him back on to talk about the bane of every weightlifter: injuries.

Now, contrary to common belief, weightlifting isn’t nearly as dangerous as many people think, and especially when you’re using good technique, progressing intelligently, and generally taking good care of your body.

That said, if you lift weights for long enough, you’re going to experience at least a minor injury, even if it’s only a soft tissue problem stemming from repetitive use. And when it does happen, it’s going to frustrate the shit out of you, because as anyone that has gone through it knows, it quickly derails your plans and sometimes forces you to train suboptimally so you can recover.

I wanted to get Layne on the show to talk about this, because as a competitive bodybuilder and powerlifter, he has a lot of wisdom to share on the subjects of preventing and healing both minor and severe injuries. He himself has gotten hurt in ways that most of probably never will, and so he has had to go a lot further than most of us into rehab, recovery, and rebuilding his strength and performance.

As you’ll see, Layne covers a lot of ground in this interview, ranging from common mistakes that people make that lead to injuries to simple indicators to watch for that precede injury, how to know if you’re fully recovering from your workouts, how to rehab and work around injuries, and more.

Here’s the show…

TIME STAMPS

YouTube:

9:25 – What is your history with personal injuries?

11:26 – What are some common mistakes that lead to injuries?

22:25 – What are some signs and symptoms that can help determine if someone is pushing themselves towards an injury?

26:30 – What are some preventative lessons you have learned with technique and form?

33:05 – How can someone tell if they are not recovering properly?

39:35 – After an injury, how can you continue to train properly?

46:00 – What are the advantages and disadvantages between conventional deadlift and sumo deadlift?

48:47 – What are some alternatives for dead lift if you are injured or recovering?

51:34 – What are some alternatives for bench press if you are injured or recovering?

52:55 – What are your tips for treatment options and getting through injuries?

55:45 What is Avatar Nutrition?

MP3 Audio:

12:51 – What is your history with personal injuries?

14:52 – What are some common mistakes that lead to injuries?

25:51 – What are some signs and symptoms that can help determine if someone is pushing themselves towards an injury?

29:56 – What are some preventative lessons you have learned with technique and form?

36:31 – How can someone tell if they are not recovering properly?

43:10 – After an injury, how can you continue to train properly?

49:26 – What are the advantages and disadvantages between conventional deadlift and sumo deadlift?

52:13 – What are some alternatives for dead lift if you are injured or recovering?

55:00 – What are some alternatives for bench press if you are injured or recovering?

56:21 – What are your tips for treatment options and getting through injuries?

59:11 – What is Avatar Nutrition?

Oh and if you like this episode want to be be notified when new episodes go live, then head on over to iTunes, Stitcher, YouTubeSoundcloud, or Google Play and subscribe.

Lastly, if you want to support the show, please drop a quick review of it over on iTunes. It really helps!

What did you think of this episode? Have anything else to share? Let me know in the comments below!

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE USED MY BOOKS TO BUILD THEIR BEST BODIES EVER. WILL YOU BE NEXT?

If you want a "paint-by-numbers," step-by-step blueprint for building a muscular, lean, strong body...faster than you ever thought possible...then you want to check out my bestselling books.

Here's a little sneak peek of what you'll learn inside...

  • The 7 biggest muscle building myths & mistakes that keep guys small, weak, and frustrated. (These BS lies are pushed by all the big magazines and even by many trainers.)
  • How to build meal plans that allow you to build muscle, lose fat, and get healthy with ease…eating foods you love (yes, including those deemed “unclean” by certain “gurus”)…and never feeling starved, deprived, or like you’re “on a diet.”
  • The 5 biggest fat loss myths & mistakes that keep women overweight, disappointed, and confused. (These BS lies are pushed by all the big magazines and even by many trainers.)
  • An all-in-one training system that delivers MAXIMUM results for your efforts…spending no more than 3 to 6 hours in the gym every week…doing workouts that energize you, not wipe you out.
  • A no-BS guide to supplements that will save you hundreds if not THOUSANDS of dollars each year that you would’ve wasted on products that are nothing more than bunk science and marketing hype.
  • And a whole lot more!

The bottom line is you CAN achieve that “Hollywood body" without having your life revolve around it. No long hours in the gym, no starving yourself, and no grueling cardio that turns your stomach.

My book will show you how. Get it today and let’s build a body you can be proud of.

Bigger Leaner Stronger

Bigger Leaner Stronger

Thinner Leaner Stronger

Thinner Leaner Stronger

Want more awesome stuff like this? Enter your email address to get the weekly newsletter.
Leave a Comment!
Comment!
Sign in to Muscle For Life
or use your MFL Account