How annoying is it when you finally get into a good rhythm with your workouts only to have to stop what you’re doing and rest because of an injury? It puts you way out of practice and it can really mess with your mojo! It doesn’t matter what the injury is, it’s about how you got injured in the first place. You hit the gym hard, and now the gym has hit back!
You may be itching to get moving again, but if your injury was due to a PT not watching or supporting you, then you need to talk to a personal injury law firm with talented lawyers. They can help you to discern whether you have a case because the injury wasn’t your help. You want to get back into the gym as soon as possible, and to be able to do this, you need to follow the tips below to get you back on your feet as soon as possible.
- Speak to the doctor before you do anything. The last thing that you want to do is injure yourself and then head back to the gym before you’re ready. You may need physio and a therapist to help you to strengthen your muscles before you head back to the gym, and you shouldn’t ever rush this process. We know, it’s boring to be at home, but home is where you can rest.
- Even when the doctor has cleared you for training, take your time before you go for it. You don’t want to start again and feel apprehensive. You also may want to scope out a new gym if the personal trainer who was supposed to be spotting you didn’t do his job properly.
- Go slowly when you get back into the gym. If you used to run ten miles, maybe take it down to three and start from there. It may not feel like a massive workout, but the idea is for your workout to make you feel strong, not exhausted. You don’t want to injure your newly healed body! Make sure that you spend extra time warming up, too, so that you can be sure that your body is ready to start working out again.
- If you used to spend hours in the weights room, maybe it’s time to branch out? Try out swimming or cross training to take the pressure off of your joints and feel strong once more.
- Spend time listening to your body. The gym workouts you did before may have always brought you a level of discomfort that you were, well, comfortable with. But this time you need to recognize whether what you are feeling is discomfort, or something more. Don’t push past the pain anymore. You could be pushing yourself too far too fast, and that’s something that you want to avoid.
Being back in the gym after an injury should only be done if you are 100% ready. Even when you are ready, follow the tips above and make sure your transition is an easy one.
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