Tyler Robbins Fitness

B.Sc. Biochemistry, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT/CF-L3), USA Weightlifting Level 1

Day 67 - Work Around An Injury

For us active folks, injuries happen. You can take steps to try and reduce your risk of injury, but chances are, you are going to run into some sort of injury at some point in your life, especially the more active you are. Injuries can occur due to negligence or just out of bad luck. The poor fella in the picture above is obviously having a stroke of bad luck...

Hopefully you can be fit and healthy enough that you can bounce back from an injury rather quickly, but they can definitely still happen. At this point, while reading this blog, you may even disagree with me, but consider the fact that Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is a type of injury as well!

Rather than just giving up and allowing the injury to win by not doing a workout at all, fight back and work around your injury. Did you pull a muscle in your shoulder? Work your legs by doing a complete legs routine or cardio machine. Hurt your leg while on a run yesterday? Do some upper body strength training or upper body cardio. Just be careful to choose activities that will not exacerbate your problem.

The benefits to staying active include the fact that an increased blood flow will help with the rehabilitation process. Also, if you are as 'addicted' to staying fit as I, and many of you are, staying active will keep your mind from thinking your are just giving in.

Quote of the day:

"Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil."

~ J. Paul Getty