Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, September 20th, 2004
However, out-of-practice athletes who want to sprint as fast as Maurice Green, swing a backhand like Venus Williams, swim with as much poise as Michael Phelps and kick the soccer ball like Mia Hamm are at a greater risk than the actual competitors of suffering injury and permanent damage to their bodies.
Khalid McLeod, personal trainer for Bally Total Fitness, offers safety tips and exercises that champion Olympian "wannabes" should follow to avoid...
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