There's Always Something You Can Do

When injured, it’s important to focus on what you CAN do, not what you CAN’T. ⁣ ⁣ Consistency is the most important training variable. The accumulation of training sessions, over time, is what yields the best athletes. ⁣ ⁣ Getting injured isn’t an excuse to miss your S&C work. Minus any serious head or spinal injuries, it’s likely that there’s something you can do in the gym. ⁣ ⁣ For example, you could always; ⁣ - train the upper body when the lower body’s injured and vice versa.⁣ - train the right side when the left is injured and vice versa. ⁣ - vary the conditioning you’re doing - drop it to a walk if you have to. ⁣ - use a dumbbell instead of a barbell.⁣ - make use of bands and your body weight ⁣ - manipulate sets, reps, tempos...⁣ - spend more time on soft tissue work, like stretching and foam rolling. ⁣ - get comfortable using the sauna and ice baths. ⁣ - get on top of your nutrition. ⁣ - get on top of your sleep. ⁣ ⁣ The list goes on. ⁣ ⁣ The important thing to take away from this is this - there’s always something you can do. Don’t give up on your training plan altogether because of a little injury or niggle. ⁣ ⁣ Focus on what you CAN do, not what you CAN’T ⁣ ⁣ And use the injury period as a time to improve other areas such as your sleep, nutrition and recovery. ⁣ ⁣ #one22 #injury #injuryrehab


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