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Being a Little Injured and/or Tired Helps...

Sometimes being a little injured and/or tired helps…

The hook — i spent this last week training a bit lighter due to nagging shoulder/elbow/wrist issues and tried some variances in exercises and technique. i had no set: X sets Y reps Z amount of exercises preconceived, i simply experimented w/ where i felt movements, methods to get a great pump, etc. it was refreshing…

I love training and as much as not being 100% sucks the week was great, i felt rejuvenated.

being injured is humbling but it’s a good teacher and helps you to pay closer attention to the details of a movement. Big injuries suck, i’m cheerful because i’m on the mend and my issues were minor setbacks. i’m learning that if you want to train for 10-20yrs you better check your ego and be an active listener to oneself.

gotta agree. i’m closing In on 17 years training, and injuries are part of the game. it’s how you deal with them that determines if you keep moving forward or not.

S