Injury is a Teacher

Learn from your injuries.


In general, a contact injury is hard to prevent. The focus here is on non-contact injuries. These are what, for the most part, can be prevented. and certainly learned from.


They mostly don't just randomly happen. When you get one, drill down into the root cause. Like the '5 why' method, where you ask yourself 'why' behind an idea 5 times, getting deeper and deeper into it to prove that the idea is worthwhile, do this with the injury.


For example: you're getting a tight left hamstring. Why? It's overworking. Why? Because you're not using the other leg enough. Why are you avoiding the other leg? Because you rolled your other ankle recently. But why avoid it? Because you didn't take the time to recover and fully rehab it and so it still affects you.

It doesn't have to be a '5 why' process, that's just the popularised number from Simon Sinek.


THE LAST THING YOU WANT IS TO KEEP GETTING PREVENTABLE INJURIES WHEN ALL YOU WANT TO DO IS CONTINUE TRAINING, IMPROVING AND COMPETING.


So figure out the root causes. Can't figure them out? This is where you hire an expert. You can contact me through the website and we can do some testing to see what is going on. If I can't help I'll recommend someone else that can.


You can try some of this yourself (obviously if you're currently injured wait until the acute stage of the injury is over and you are recovering well).


Basic tests:

1. Single leg hip bridge hold - can you hold for the same time on each leg?

2. Deadbugs (one leg at a time) - can you do the same range and reps on each side?

3. Single leg squat - can you go the same depth each side for the same reps?


Do all of these feel just as easy on each side?

Are you using the correct muscles or are you compensating?

Video all of the tests so you can see them as well as feel them.


For further information contact me and I'll help you out - because the aim is to get and keep you training.


Enjoy your training,

Max

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