When Pain Doesn’t Mean You Should Skip Your Workout
Rest when you have injuries is super important.
And time off may be just want your body needs.
HOWEVER, sometimes just sitting on your butt and not working out can cause your injuries and aches and pains to become worse and last way longer than they should.
Recovery isn’t all about time-off.
It is also about doing the correct things to increase, mobility, flexibility and stability to help the body become stronger and more balanced.
You can’t just “take it easy” on your ankle, or knee or hip the rest of your life! You can just “rest” ever day all day.
No, life requires you to move around.
And if you don’t rehab the injury, if you just rest until it “feels better,” you are going to end up re-injuring it very quickly OR have to live with never being able to return to your previous activity level.
Seriously…Who wants to be limited the rest of their life!?!
That is why I’ve written a ton of posts about activation, stretching and foam rolling exercises.
You’ve got to STRENGTHEN the muscles around the injured area and CORRECT any imbalances.
So in case you’ve just been resting your injury and haven’t done any rehab, check out these articles this weekend and GET STARTED TODAY!
Shin Splints and Plantar Fasciitis
Ankle Injuries and Regaining Mobility
Mini Band Glute Activation Exercises
Foam Rolling and Stretching for Hip/Low Back Pain
Single Limb Exercises to Correct Imbalances and Prevent Pain!!!!!
Functional Core Strength to Prevent Injury
Plank Variations to Improve Core Strength and Reduce Low Back Pain!
Posted on November 30, 2013, in Injury, Recovery and tagged injury prevention, injury recovery, injury rehab, pain relief tips, resting when you are injured, workout recovery. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
I really love your posts! I’ve got a bunch of the emails saved because I like to go back and re-read them, and try the exercises. Thank you so much!
Thank you Ada. If you ever have any questions, let me know!
My doctor recommended a golf ball muscle roller for my shin splints, great tool for massaging, worked surprisingly very well helped and me recover faster than any other treatment! trust me your going to want to check it out!!