Should I continue to exercise after being injured? This is a problem that plagues many people. I feel the same too. If you don’t exercise, it’ s like watching your muscles to lose slowly. If you exercise, it may be worsen. This problem is hard to solve. Actually,there is no absolute solution. There are three things we should pay attention to:
Seriousness of Injury
Firstly: how serious is this injury? And where does this injury affect you? Some troublesome body parts like like your shoulders, neck, wrists, etc. Injuries in these body parts affect a lot of movements. Injuries will be inadvertently triggered when we exercising. So we keep exercising , we will have a greater risk of worsening the injuries. So how to define a serious injury? If you see a doctor or receive am/ treatment, they always recommend that you should take a rest. So you are not asking some doctors, but yourself. How much pain does it have? How the pain affect you? What actions will hurt you? These are the things you need to know.
Assuming that the pain is not very painful and you know how to use some techniques to help you avoid it. Actually you can continue to exercise or you just got injured on the left and the right side can actually continue to exercise. Of course, many people will consider whether there will be an imbalance muscle between the left and right body. So there are actually many, many factors to consider. Then we can briefly summarize that:
If the pain is really serious, then you must stop training even if you hurt your upper body, you may need to avoid training your lower body. Because humans are always interlocking animals. Even the body part that are not very relevant can cause your injury, so better to avoid it. If your pain is only mild to moderate, then you can consider the next point.
Urgency of Goal
Second point: How urgent are you to reach the goal want? If your goal 15 purely health. Then you take a rest slowly, I don’ t think it. Because these goals are not urgent and do not require much coherence is a problem. But if your goal is to gain muscle and lose weight, which are some longer fitness journey. You know, the longer you rest, the more you lose. Your motivation will gradually diminish. It takes more effort and determination to return to it. Not training at all reduces your chances of getting hurt again and can make fully recover. But at this time I don’t know how long it will take. But you can see how serious this injury is if you continue training, this contains many variables because you have a chance to get hurt again. Maybe you haven’ t touched the victim at all but you often exercise to make your body recover faster. You may facilitate the entire recovery process for the injured. So look at your goals and how urgent they are.
If you are a person with a demanding goal and need to reach a certain figure at a certain time and a certain day, then you might choose a training method that avoids heavy weight. As for how to choose a suitable training method? You need to have some experience or ask some experienced people.
The third consideration is whether you should continue training or not depends on how much experience you have. The experience here is your experience with fitness and injuries. If you know fitness well, actually you will know which actions will cause your injury. How heavy is the training weight which trigger your injuries ? Which position is your tipping point? Is there any way you can use some tricks to avoid these positions and you can still exercise the muscles want? This maybe a bit abstract. But for experienced people or people who have been suffering from injuries for a longtime and continue to exercise, It’s really difficult for some injuries to fully recover, So they all find ways to make themselves as painless as possible. This is the so-called avoidance training.
These workout depend on your knowledge of your body and movements and understanding of muscle use. If you master these points. In fact, patients with many minor pains and injuries can continue to exercise. But you have to avoid certain actions and ranges. To reiterate: the injuries mentioned here are not some super painful ones, just some weak injuries , such as some old ones, etc. I know that many people will speak from a health perspective. You should not continue to exercise when you get hurt. But some things, you know, are not easy to let go.
Let me reiterate this point: all that is said here is for some hardcore friends. Take myself as an example, I was injured for a few years, and I also trained lightly. Take my shoulder injury as an example, I stopped training for a few days when it hurts the most, or I only train my lower body. If there is still a noticeable pain, it’s okay to exercise the upper body of one side. When it do not hurt so much, I will do some rehabilitation-training, very light intensity training. When strength is restored but there is still minor pain, then start the avoidance training. Don’t approach its critical point.
Sports injuries are a common thing. Many athletes also suffer from general injuries. It is best to avoid it. If it happens, look at how to treat and recover. If you can’ t recover for a while, let’ s take a look at some other options: how to avoid heavy training in place.