Lifting heavier weights while working out leads to muscle growth, but also can lead to joint degeneration. Putting a lot of strain on these joints is detrimental, so while alternating between lighter and heavier lifting dates will help, so will taking supplements.
Recommended supplements for joint health are fish oil (at least 4 grams a day), glucosamine (1,500-2,000 milligrams a day), or curcumin (found in turmeric–200-500 milligrams a day).
- Supplements help make up for the wear and tear of lifting.
- Joint-friendly supplements like fish oil may help prevent many of the health risks lifters face.
- Studies suggest Turmeric to be an highly effective anti-inflammatory herb.
“Heavy lifting has been shown to initiate inflammatory processes that not only cause destruction of joint cartilage but also inhibit its rebuilding.”
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