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How to Wear Roller Skating Protective Gear
First, wear elbow pads followed by knee pads. Pay attention to the orientation when putting them on - the larger end of the protective gear should face upwards. After wearing, check if the elbow pads are protecting the elbow well and adjust for a comfortable tightness. Wear the knee pads the same way.
Second, wear the helmet. Adjust the helmet straps to fit your head size and shape. The correct way to wear a helmet is to have the front rim right above the eyebrows. After wearing, check that the helmet is not loose or tilting.
Third, wear the roller skates and adjust the laces to fit your feet well - not too loose. Fourth, wear the palm protectors which are separate for left and right hands. The hard shell should face downwards. The palm protectors have a small hole to thread the thumb through.
Currently, many people think that doing some warm-up exercises and being more careful during recreational sports and competitions will reduce the chance of injuries. This thinking is actually correct, because such minor injuries like sprains, falls, and bumps only account for 2% of sports injuries. They are called accidental injuries. However, nearly 98% of injuries are technical injuries related to improper sports techniques.
Since most of us have not received professional training, and lack self-protection awareness and understanding of technical injuries, we often overlook their existence. But they can cause great harm. The purpose of protection gear is to allow joints and muscles to move within normal range. This is also why some people feel less flexible after wearing protective gear. Moreover, experts tell us that the best protective gear for professional athletes is simply tapes and bandages, while the gear sold in stores is made for us amateurs. Currently, there are many types of protective gear like wrist guards, knee pads, ankle pads and shin guards that are convenient to use by simply strapping them on the body parts that need protection.
The Role of Protective Gear in Sports
The main role of protective gear in sports is to increase joint stability. It protects joints and muscles during intense exercises or those with bigger movement range. For injured joints, it provides fixation or restricts movement to prevent re-injury. Some athletes also use it for aesthetic purposes and absorbing sweat. Open sports like basketball and volleyball, especially intense ones against opponents, often require coordinated joint movements to complete actions. However, some joints may move beyond their normal range or be impacted by opponents' bodies when performing certain actions. The surrounding muscles and ligaments may not withstand such loads, thus leading to sports injuries. Wearing protective gear to stabilize vulnerable joints can effectively increase their stability and reduce injury risks. Generally speaking, while flat joints have higher risks of direct external impact damages, other joint types also face high risks of injuries in open sports. Therefore, using sports protective gear in such activities can significantly decrease injury probability.
Sports with Minimum Body Damages
Generally, sports with minimum body damages refer to those with smaller joint loading. For example, swimming, stationary cycling etc. have smaller impact forces on the knees, hips and other joints. Other non-weight bearing exercises like core planks and strength training also do not put too much strain on the joints. With no weight loading, the wear and tear is minimal. For anaerobic exercises or competitive sports, it depends on individual conditions. As long as the motion techniques are correct, with proper control over frequency, intensity, warm-ups, stretching, and protections during the activities, injuries can largely be avoided.