Do you train while injured?
Decided to start this thread because of a comment I made in another thread recently and a discussion I had with a 53 year old student today. Here's the comment:
The older student decided to continue to train even though he was recently diagnosed with a leaky heart valve. He took three months off and then, with the consent of his physician, started training again. While this is a rather extreme example of what I'm talking about, it got me to wondering how many of you train when you probably shouldn't?
The major problem I see with most dedicated sport MA enthusiasts is that when they do get injured, they don't take enough of a break from training to fully heal. Almost everyone of the guys I know that train hard are guilty of this, including myself.
Addiction to sparring seems to make one disregard personal injuries to a certain extent.
Do you train while you're hurt? If so, why? What was the nature of your injury? How did it affect your training and what was your reason for continuing to train while injured?