Injuries Suck!

martinInjuries for sure do suck, but there are some strategies that you can use to alleviate the gravity of the situation.  I took these from Martin Rooney’s most excellent book: Training for Warriors.  This is a great addition to anyone’s library.   I discovered Martin and his teachings a long time ago (still have his original 1st edition) and in fact we use his dynamic warm up in our classes.  For myself I would also like to add that if you can, train around your injuries.  Having an injured elbow and shoulder, I still work legs, core, abs, flexibility and weapons.  No need to stop training! And make sure you do your rehab and spend quality time strengthening any weak areas-Jd

1. Accept that the injury has occured, and move foward.

2. Examine how the injury happened, so that it never happens again.

3. Find out all you can about the injury and it’s rehabilitation.

4. Use every method of rehabilitation you can get your hands on.

5. Be consistent and thorough with your rehab.

6. Find the outlets and determine what training you can do around your injury.

7. Focus on areas that you needed to improve pre-injury (nutrition, mental training, certain body regions, etc)

8. Don’t test the injury while healing and reirritate it.

9. Develop a list of the things that the injury is trying to tell you.

10. Don’t forget what you learned from the injury for the future.