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Injured? Why you should keep training

Updated: Dec 14, 2023

Injured? Why you should keep training
Injured? Why you should keep training

‘’Im injured, so I'm going to take a break from training’’

We have all said it before at some point, I have a sore shoulder or a sprained ankle. But then we get back to training a few weeks later and it is hard! We have lost some of our progress and strength training is now more difficult than it was.

Be smart about it:

That is why we recommend training even when you are hurt - as long as you are smart about it and work around the injury, not through it. This will help you maintain a base level of fitness and allow you to get back to full strength quicker once you have gotten past the injury.

Maintaining Mobility: 

Depending on the type and location of the injury, some exercises may help maintain joint mobility and prevent stiffness. Gentle, controlled movements can aid in the recovery process.

Mental Well-being: Staying active, even with modifications, can contribute to positive mental well-being. Physical activity releases endorphins, which are known as "feel-good" hormones that can help improve your mood and reduce stress.

Preventing Deconditioning: Prolonged periods of inactivity can lead to deconditioning, where you may experience a loss of muscle mass, strength, and cardiovascular fitness. Some forms of modified exercise can help mitigate these effects.

Rehabilitation: In some cases, specific exercises may be part of your rehabilitation plan. Physical therapists often incorporate targeted exercises to facilitate recovery from certain injuries.

Focus on Non-Injured Areas: 

If the injury is localized, you might still be able to train other non-injured muscle groups. This can help maintain overall fitness and prevent imbalances.

Consultation with Healthcare Professionals:

You will need to be seen by a medical professional to ensure that is safe for you to exercise and get a proper diagnosis. Once done they can give you some of their recommendations, we will take those recommendations and incorporate them into your programme that will get you back to full health and fitness.

Adaptation and Progression: As you heal, your exercise routine can be adapted and progressed gradually. This may involve increasing the intensity, duration, or complexity of your exercises

It's not difficult to avoid an injured area when training. It's trial and error to see what works and what doesn't. The key is maintaining the right attitude and will to keep going. Hope this helps anyone going through an injury

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