Thats according to Hollywood stuntwoman Danielle Burgio, who says theres not much to protect those in the business from getting hurt particularly because stuntpeople dont normally use any kind of protection like pads or braces.
Burgio knows what shes talking about. Shes pulled plenty of muscles and broken bunches of bones because of the lack of protection, but says its never been too serious.
In her words, Its like being a football player; you cant go through a whole season without getting hurt.
Burgio has appeared in The Matrix, Daredevil and Pearl Harbor, and figures the only way stunt people can prevent serious injuries is by the workout they choose specifically one that packs a lot of muscle around the bone and increases flexibility.
She believes shes found the perfect mix and has put it into a new book, The Stuntwomans Workout (Quirk), which hits stores today (May 2).
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