E-Mail 5 – When There's a Will, There's a Way

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Unless you are buy cialis tabs a superhero like Wolverine, if you partake in regular exercise there is a high chance that at some point in your life, you are going to get injured.

Technically, Wolverine does get injured but he has rapid recovery powers (had to clarify that so I don’t get into trouble off of comic book aficionados).

For the large part, getting injured is out of your control unless you are silly or ragged with technique when doing certain exercises.

It is how you deal with the injury when it occurs that is key.

Let me tell you a story that happened this week to my girlfriend – which is a great example of an effective way to deal with an injury.

My lovely girlfriend recently smashed her hand on someone’s head whilst sparring. Due to the swelling at the minute, it resembles a club hand.

What a cutie eh? You know I am not stepping out of line in that relationship!

She is a motivated and determined individual who trains 5 or 6 times a week at an intense level. So an injury could really hinder her lifestyle.

BUT GUESS WHAT?

IT DIDN’T STOP HER TRAINING!

She came in and trained with me and we tailored a session so she could work round the injury.

Don’t get me wrong she did get some strange looks hitting pads with one glove on.

However, despite having no use of one hand, she still had another 7 limbs to hit pads with and some defensive skills to work on.

THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING YOU CAN BE DOING!

Don’t get me wrong there are some serious injuries you can’t train through but even then you could replace training with learning more about nutrition or alternative training methods for when you are back in the game.

Training is a big part down to structure and routine so you don’t want to jeopardise this when you pick up an injury. Find a way to work round the niggle!

I have known keen runners who develop pain in the ankle and knee joints due to the impact of running on the road… But they don’t need to stop training due to the repeated strain on their body, it can be replaced with something like swimming (which has a lot less impact on the body but still a great cardiovascular fat burning workout).

Another example, you like weight training and you injure some part of your upper body do you stop training all together?

HELLO NO!

You get in the gym and you can hit up a lower body workout.

Where there is a willing body there is always a way.

Excuses are not going to help you reach your fitness/health goals but improvising and adapting to the situation will.

If you’re struggling with an injury and need some inspiration on how to continue your training, please get in touch!

Anyway… That is the first week in the bag, I hope you’ve enjoyed your emails. There will be no e-mails over the weekend as I know people have better things to do than have me hassling them over the weekend.

I shall be back on your cases on Monday!

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