The Truth about Injuries
Training and working out is one of the most rewarding things that you can do, even with an injury.
“No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training…what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.” – Socrates
It’s important for someone to see themselves grow physically strong and build mental toughness at the same time.
Which leads me into a topic that challenges a person’s internal drive and resolve.
The topic that I want to address is training with injuries. It’s very common for members to have knee pain, neck pain, wrist, shoulder, ankle, and of course back pain.
Now if you truly have an injury then I always recommend talking to a doctor or physical therapist.
“If you can walk, sit down and lay down, with out pain, then you sure has hell can train.” – Trevor
There is Always an Answer for an Injury
But just because one has an injury, doesn’t give someone a reason to not train. There is ALWAYS a way to train around it. The main thing is that one must be open to the idea of modifying the training.
For example a client has just had a minor meniscus tear. Which means they can perform chest, back, arms, shoulders, glutes, core stability, anti-rotation and mobility exercises, without causing any damage to the injury. They’re staying consistent and before they know it they will be back to their regular training routine.
Even if there’s a wrist injury, they can do just about any and all things involving legs and core.
The worst, is a back injury, which demands a lot of attention. With the right guidance someone can still strengthen their glutes, core, back and lats until they have recovered.
There is always an answer and if a trainer doesn’t have it, then they can refer you to someone who does. So if you tell yourself that you can’t workout because of blank, then I encourage you to talk to a trainer or specialist and they can squash those false doubts.