Monday, May 2, 2005

Snapped Bones, Pulled Muscles, Part Of Life For Stuntpeople

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Stuntpeople and injuries go together like peanut butter and jelly.

That’s according to Hollywood stuntwoman Danielle Burgio, who says there’s not much to protect those in the business from getting hurt – particularly because stuntpeople don’t normally use any kind of protection like pads or braces.

Burgio knows what she’s talking about. She’s pulled plenty of muscles and broken bunches of bones because of the lack of protection, but says it’s never been “too serious.”

In her words, “It’s like being a football player; you can’t 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 she’s found the perfect mix and has put it into a new book, The Stuntwoman’s Workout (Quirk), which hits stores today (May 2).

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