I am amazed at how many people are getting injured in sports recently, they are professional athletes with a ton of people taking care of them yet they get hurt.
Most of us aren’t being taken care of 24/7 so we have to be more careful with what we are doing in our everyday life.
But when it happens and we get injured working out or doing anything else what do we do?
If you are like me then you keep doing things like if nothing happened and start making your injury worse and worse. This is not the way to go, I had to learn this the hard way and I want you to feel better faster rather than worse.
Learn when to stop
We all have to stop at some point to prevent injuries and we should know when it is right? Most of us do know when it is but prefer to shut it down entirely because we don’t want to stop what we are doing!
This is perfectly understandable but if we don’t listen to our body then who will?
If you feel some numbness after sitting for a while then go and take a walk, if you feel some back pain after doing some deadlifts or squats then stop and next time you go and do them look for somebody that can see if you are doing it correctly and or lower the weight you are carrying! (Let your ego go too lifting heavy isn’t the only thing in life haha)
Have at least one day where you don’t work out and you stretch at least for 20 minutes! Let those muscles regenerate and give your limbs a good stretch to keep them “lubricated.”
I recently had to stop doing everything entirely for a day because I had some really annoying back pain, I don’t like stopping for things like this but I really had to and you know what? Today I feel WAY better than yesterday.
We all have responsibilities and one of them is to take care of ourselves! How are we going to do every other thing if our body is broken?
I will say this one more time, take one day off and relax, give your body time to rest and feel better and if you have a part of your body that needs special attention then give it more attention Goddammit!
People around you want the best for you but you are the only one that can make a real difference in feeling better or not!
Previously published on Medium
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