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Reducing risk of injury due to exercise

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 31 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:451

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Music to my ears

Excellent stimulating paper . As a now aging athelete who has
migrated through Martial Arts (Karate Black Belt ) Bodybuilding ,
Triatholons and Half Marathon running with only one pulled calf muscle
ever to have slowed me up , I was really pleased to read of the dubious
value of the 'warm up ' I abandoned what seemed a ritual based on nothing
at all, at a very early stage .I always found it more efficient to get
going but 'plug your common sense in' during the initial period of effort.

Thanks for this work, look foreward to reading more .

Competing interests: No competing interests

30 August 2002
Dr Leszek Piechowski
Gp Dryland Surgery
Dryland Surgery Kettering NN16 8 JZ