Strength training is a very effective tool for injury prevention for a variety of reasons.
Strength training improves the strength of the muscles, tendons, and even the ligaments and bones. The stronger muscles and tendons help hold the body in proper alignment and protect the bones and joints when moving or under impact.
The bones become stronger and the ligaments become more flexible and better at absorbing the shock applied to them during dynamic movements.
Strength training, using a balanced program, will eliminate these weak areas and balance the body for the activities it is called to do.