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Kids who don’t break their toys……..

If you read this blog it’s fair to say you like to train, like to play sport, you push your boundaries and explore your mental and physical limits.

And if you play hard, there’s a damn good chance that you’re going to get hurt. Injuries are par for the course, we don’t want to get hurt, but it’s an undeniably inevitability. Kids who never break their toys aren’t playing hard enough.

So my mountain bikers are going to stack it on the single track.

My runners are going to go over on their ankles or pull a.hamstring.

My grapplers will land badly from a throw or tap a little too late.

My boxers will test their timing, and get it wrong.

My lifters will do that one rep too many or add one kg too much.

It’s a part of who we are and what we do.

When we’re in our teens and twenties, we’re bulletproof. We bounce. We get injured and are back in the game in no time. In our thirties we get downgraded to bullet resistant. It takes a little longer to heal, our old injuries come back with interest, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

All we need to do is be aware of our bodies and learn to train accordingly.

Spend more time on mobility. Do more single leg work. Focus on training from the core out to the extremities. Get the rotator cuffs jacked. And know when to push and when to back off.

There’s almost never a reason to not train.

I’ve trained around many injuries and work with a lot of injured guys. Most of the time we.come back stronger as we take the time to systematically work on our rehab while also targeting our weak areas with targeted training.

Train smart and you can train for life.


Dave Hedges

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