How to Train Around Injuries
By Joe Breen, C.F.T.
Las Vegas Informer
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “no pain, no gain.” It is often used as a motivator to get us going when we start to feel sore or want to quit at a physical activity. However this goes out the window when we sustain an injury, I am not saying to ignore the advice of a medical doctor, what I am saying is that there are ways to limit muscle atrophy, while allowing your body to heal.
The first thing we need to identify is what caused the injury? Was it handling too much weight? Was it a lack of proper nutrition? A lack of good form? All these are variables that can be fixed. One of the things my business partner and mentor Leo Costa learned while in Bulgaria is that the body becomes its function, meaning whatever we teach our bodies to do, they will become programmed to do. If we program our bodies to heal they will follow suit.
One thing you will want to invest is preventive medicine. That is to have a team of professionals around you that are trained in body mechanics. In this case you would want a chiropractor, a massage therapist, a nutritionist or a naturopathic doctor. These are professionals who know how the body is designed and how it should work. Think about it, you get your car aligned to run properly, so why shouldn’t you extend the same care to your body.
When it comes to training around an injury you should incorporate the advice of these professionals in a cohesive plan that will work help you regain your strength. An example would be to focus on lower weight, and maybe doing machine work. For instance if you have a leg injury, focus on one legged leg extensions with light weight, will keep blood flow in the machine, while still allowing for a recovery to happen. You can do the same with other body parts as well. You can even include exercises such as squats, just focus on form and less weight.
For more information on chiropractic care go to my good friend Dr. Donald A. Ozello’s website at www.championshipchiropractic.com.
For more information on great workouts go towww.automaticfitnessplus.com.
Until next time keep shooting for your goals.
Joe Breen, C.F.T.
As a child I was inactive and overweight. That changed for me around age 13 when I became involved in sports. By age 19, I had entered the competitive bodybuilding arena. As a result of questions I was receiving from the public regarding training, etc, I became a Certified Personal Trainer.
For the last 13 years, I have been helping people with their fitness goals whether it is weight loss, weight gain or reshaping themselves at their goal weight. I enjoy assisting people by providing the tools they need to achieve their fitness goals. It is a privileged to inform and educate the readers of the Las Vegas Informer so that they can have the knowledge and confidence to reach their goals.