APHORISMS: IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT
When it comes to injury management this is the worst you can do to yourself. Doing nothing.
Mr. K, Mr. Drew and I all fall into two categories: Being Gen X-ers and being log term martial artists. I’m not a health professional and I don’t know if those are associated risk factors, but it seems like it is whe it comes to nagging old injuries coming back if you slack. The same things also happen to us if we are not cautious with our training and if we are not diligent with maintenance. Maybe our boomer cohort can chime in and they can validate this as well...I don’t know.
We do agree on this: you gotta stay consistent in training.
Training doesn’t just mean throwing the barbell around and throwing punches or doing the sexy stuff, you have to do the boring stuff too. This means after the breakdown and micro tears, you must do the boring slow stuff: recovery, stability, mobility and other things that end in “y”
Mr. Drew gives a few examples of his maintenance being a life long martial artist in this video. Keep in mind we are not health professionals, but our point is take care of your body because it’s the car you drive around and you can’t trade it in.
Do what is hard today, do the impossible tomorrow