As all of you probably know, I suffered a serious leg injury in January (tears to multiple muscles in my calf). Coming back from that injury has been a difficult (and ongoing) process, but I've had the support of my family and friends both in and out of the gym. Sometimes it's hard to put recovery into perspective, so I found an older post about it and the concept bears repeating:
Injuries are an intrinsic part of sport. Whether through a poor decision of the athlete or a freak, unpreventable occurrence, most athletes will have some sort of injury at some point in their athletic careers. While we hope that these injuries are relatively minor in scale and scope, there will be times that an athlete has to work through a "devastating" injury. The hardest part of these injuries are all the people telling you that you'll never be the same or you'll never be able to do this or that ever again. The voice of doubt begins to worm its way into your skull, and all of a sudden, you're not sure if you want to put in the hundreds or even thousands of hours of work to try to get back to where you were, only to fail. Crush that voice early and often! Tell naysayers that if they are going to say "nay!" rather than focusing on the positive, you'd rather not talk to them at all. Realize that being dealt a specialist's hand is an opportunity to work on some things you may not have worked on as diligently before your injury. Most of all never ever ever give up.
What were some of the challenges you've overcome during a recent injury?
4 rounds of:
AMRAP 4 minutes-
[Rnds 1 & 3] Max Kettlebell Swings (53/35)
[Rnds 2 & 4] Max Pull-ups
*rest 1 minute between rounds
Posted by Zareh.