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Updated 18 September 2015

Strength-training against injuries

As you get older, you should come up with strategies to keep the injuries to a minimum and playing time to the maximum.

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But that doesn't mean you should stop exercising.

It does mean, however, that you should come up with strategies to keep the injuries to a minimum and playing time to the maximum.

Take action:

- Start a strength-training programme, this will allow you to maintain and build muscle strength

- Add in resistance training twice a week, this will also strengthen tendons and ligaments, and boost your metabolism

- Don't get stuck in a rut. Cross train, and switch between low-impact and high-impact workouts

- Remember to stretch. This will improve your range of motion, flexibility and your exercise technique

 - Seek out a soft surface on which to exercise

- Wear the right kind of shoes

- Always warm up.

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