Squash is my sport of choice these days and I think a good warm-up is imperative to get your mind and body ready for the match.

3 Common injuries:

1. Low back strain

2. Achilles rupture or Achilles tendinopathy

3. Groin pull

4 ways to reduce injuries

1. Strength train – a proven way to reduce injury

2. A good warm-up – don’t just get your heart rate up, do movements that will prepare your body for the match ahead

3. Have an assessment done by a physio and address areas of weakness

4. Rest and listen to your body. If somethings feels painful or sore, take a day or two away from the court and try other forms of exercise (think back to #1 – strength train).

Need some more ideas? Check out Warm-up #2.