If setting records were as easy as just training hard day after day, there’d be way more successful lifters in this world. That’s not so, but why?
The simple answer is injury, barbell wear and tear.
Motivation isn’t a problem for lifters. Most are always seeking an advantage in training, and would push way harder if they knew they would recover. But the problem is, something always breaks.
The only question is, can injuries ever be avoided? And if not, how do you get back on track quickly? Well, here’s what’s true.
First, it’s super fun to go heavy and compete on big movements like squats, cleans and jerks. Further, this is exactly how you get stronger. You have to push very hard. But that’s also the hook because the constant pushing is also exactly what leads to the breakdowns.
Yes, when you constantly try to bust limitations you can expect to get hurt occasionally. That much is obvious. Worse still, if you move poorly, it’s going to happen much sooner. But that doesn’t mean you have to be unprepared.
This week on Barbell Shrugged, we share our injury experiences and recovery insights so that you can stay focused and positive next time something breaks.
I hope this show helps you out.
- 5 ways ways to keep your mental edge through injury
- How to overcome an injury
- Keep your shoulders healthy and strong to lower the risk of injury. Check out our Boulders for Shoulders prehab program in Overtime.