We’ve all heard the horror stories of Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)…
But guess what? You have LESS chance of developing RSI if you go to the gym on a regular basis. By ‘cross-training’ your other muscles, you keep changing your body’s ‘benchmark’ position and therefore reduce the chances of RSI occurring.
Want to reduce your chance of getting RSI even more? Book in with with one of our certified Personal Trainers who can show you specific wrist, forearm, bicep and tricep exercises to counter-act the effects of RSI.
PREVENTION is definitely the best course of action when it comes to RSI… Just ask anyone who has been victimised by its debilitating discomfort.
We often think that RSI only affects those who hack away at their keyboards all day, but research has shown it doesn’t discriminate. A report in the Journal Of Occupational Health and Safety in 2002 showed that 96.5% of a sample of Melbourne hairdressers reported a musculoskeletal disorder. Even public servants aren’t spared – a 2004 survey showed that 80% reported at least one symptom. Even anaesthetists surveyed in 2006 complained of RSI. With long hours and technology simplifying movements for efficiency’s sake, the incidence of RSI is increasing.
From the perspective of an RSI sufferer, check out How I Beat RSI for some tips. Then, try and add some preventative exercises into your workout routine.