Everyone at some point in their active career is going to face recovery from an injury. Whether acute, chronic, sudden, or built up over time, it’s going to happen! Here are a few ideas for preventing and treating injuries:
Use a foam roller in conjunction with other massage / stretching aids to stay loose and nimble.
“The deep compression of self-myofascial release allows normal blood flow to return and the restoration of healthy tissue. The body naturally wants to be healthy and strong, but sometimes an extra boost is needed to achieve optimal muscle and tissue health.”
-Jeff Kuhland, Breaking Muscle
Listen to your body and rest when your body is telling you to! Overuse is a common method of injury, especially when athletes do not take the proper time and measures to let their bodies recover.
Balance your fitness routine. Mix in a little of everything: Corps Fitness, CrossFit, Yoga, Swimming? Keep your body guessing and get good at everything!
Tweak and re-tweak your form, make sure you’re not getting lazy! Just because you’ve done xx before doesn’t mean you’re perfect at it. Today is a different day. Pay attention – there’s always room for improvement!