THE FRUSTRATING PAIN OF RECOVERY
Ryan Milton Aug 2017
Injuries are never wanted. They are never expected. But they will happen to everyone.
Injuries are not only related to training.
You can stub your toe walking to the bathroom at night, trip down a set of stairs or pick up something wrong and set your back off.
The bottom line is, injuries can never be planned for and injuries will always happen.
Obviously when you get injured, it will change the way you train.
Depending on the severity of the injury you sustained you may even have to take several weeks or even months off the gym.
If health and fitness is a big part of your lifestyle, this can be extremely frustrating.
Here’s how to deal with it.
Understand that your body will heal overtime if you repeatedly do not aggravate it.
You cannot continue to train through the pain and repeatedly abuse the injured area. Do this and its likely you will develop a chronic condition and deal with this injury for the rest of your life.
Understand that you CAN still train.
Sure you may or may not be able to do certain exercises but unless this injury landed you in a full body cast I am sure you can still train something. Work with what you got and do what you can. Work around the injury and do your best otherwise.
Use this as an opportunity to grow.
Injuries suck, but only if you look at them that way. Instead, see how you can learn from this experience. What can you optimize for the future and can the knowledge you are gaining now help prevent others from having the same problem. Take this idea of negativity and transform it into a positive outcome.
Understand that if you do all these steps correctly your body will heal and you will be back to normal in no time.
Most injuries will heal overtime. And often you can even return to normal methods of training if you did everything else correctly.
Injuries do not have to define you and what you are capable of.
Do your best every day and eventually you will be through it.