This article represents a critical factor to be evaluated when selecting the proper training program. For the full article go to our Programs page.
Historical or Existing Injuries
Another item that should be measured before picking a training program is any current or past injuries. This should also include consideration of weak areas prone or susceptible to injury. For example if someone has an old knee injury, a high impact, box jump heavy, CrossFit workout may not be the best choice. Likewise, if you have a weak heart condition, running 20 miles a day may not be a good training option. Keeping in mind injuries is important when selecting an effective exercise routine.
Injury vs Fear
Injuries and pain however are common and will always occur during any results driven training program. They key is to appropriately train through the injuries and discomforts. There are limits to this of course however it is more common for someone to become completely inactive because of a minor injury such as a broken finger. The injury becomes more of an excuse than a real physical limiting factor.
Injuries also are commonly derived in the mind. What this means is that a little discomfort in the wrist turns into a torn ligament, etc. It’s important to rest hurt areas, but equally important to continue to stay active during times of injury. Not only will those help you physically recover, through the release of hormones and other healing agents, but it will also help keep you focus mentally.