This is part 2 of our series of articles based on a yearlong injury study we (semi) recently concluded. In the first analytical look at the injury study data, we will be focusing on whether the people who sustained an injury during the course of the study differed from the people who didn’t sustain an injury.
We recently completed a yearlong study assessing factors contributing to injury risk in powerlifters. This article is the first in a series detailing our results.
The most surprising finding of this analysis was that no training variable meaningfully predicted injury risk, including weekly training volume, per-lift training frequency, or proportion of training with loads in excess of 85% of 1RM.