Thread: Do you train while injured?
5/20/2007 12:20am, #21
Tai Chi: training around my injury.
5/20/2007 1:57pm, #22
Training sore is normal. Man up and go to class. training injured is a good way to get more injured. Man up and take a week or two off.
Originally Posted by Soju - Joe
After i had back surgery and could move without a morphine/oxycontin cocktail, yoga helped me feel better than the re-habs stretches I was doing. I figure the bodyweight exercises with the stretching was why it worked so well.You can't make people smarter. You can expose them to information, but your responsibility stops there.
5/20/2007 3:07pm, #23
What type of Yoga? Also did you just start it after back surgery or before?
5/20/2007 3:51pm, #24
I tried the "Hatha" yoga here http://www.holycowyoga.com/ about 2 months or so after surgery when a friend of mine went and asked me if I wanted to join her. I did the beginner class once and felt better after class rather than sore like after PT. I still do that sun salutation strech thing daily and I think it helps. I've had zero problems with my lower back since the surgery.
http://www.santosha.com/asanas/suryanamaskar.htmlYou can't make people smarter. You can expose them to information, but your responsibility stops there.
5/20/2007 5:35pm, #25
I have a herniated or bulging c6 or c7...i got for an mri hopefully this week. My dr said to do whatever I want as long as it is tolerable. I decided to hold off on judo and BJJ, but I plant to start MT back up. I obviously can't spar full on, but like alot of people have said, if you know the injury and can work around itm that is probably best. I have a bad rotator or separated shoulder. I babied it for about 2 months and it just hurt. Then I started re-habbing it with light weights and it got alot better...still hurts a little at some points of motion, but the movement helped.
The worst is if you just ignore the dr. I asked the dr what I could do and even my wife (cuz she was worried) asked what I could do. Once he cleared me, it is on. You have to be smart.
I might start yoga though i need a cheap place since my MT and judo is big $$$....aside from that I find massage (w/o happy endings) usually helps with the soreness.
--sorry for the bad grammar...my left arm is fucked cuz of the disk and it makes typing hurts like a bitch...
5/20/2007 6:07pm, #26Originally Posted by cyrijl
You're not just talking a joint here - if you **** up your spine, you're looking at all kinds of very nasty consequences (e.g. paralysis).
When I injured by neck (c3/4), I was told to take 10 weeks off from everything. Over a year later, I'm still injured.
5/21/2007 12:06am, #27Originally Posted by jnp
If so, why?
What was the nature of your injury?
How did it affect your training
Bruised ribs. after a new years eve spent shotgunning cough syrup and vodka, wrapped them up in a tight brace and went back to training. Made flexion very difficult. I did a lot of top game work.
Broken foot - took six months off, until the doctor told me I was all right to drive again. Went back with my foot still swollen to the point that a wrestling shoe wouldn't fit onto it. Did nothing but drills, no live work, till it was healed to the point it would stand up to impact. Still aches in wet weather.
Sprained ankle - mummified it in tape and kept training. Inhibited my butterfly guard game a bit, but frankly that's always been a bit crap.
Dislocated shoulder - took two weeks off, went back to training, took it easy on that side.
fractured wrist - put a brace on it, kept training. Did nothing but overhook guard, Jean-Jacques Machado style, for several weeks.
Hyperextended elbow - took a week off, then mummified it in tape every time I rolled for the next six months. This was how my arm was when I went to the Mega last year, which is why I did no standup. Not being able to extend your right arm past 70 degrees doesn't make for good punching.
Giant gash over my left eye - put nuskin on it, took three days off. Slathered it in vaseline and put headgear on, kept training. Grappling in headgear sucks. Don't do it.
Torqued lower back - Don't know what the **** I did, but it hurts like hell when I bow my back. I'm taking 300 mg of ibuprofen 3 times a day, which helps a lot. Every time I roll I aggravate it, though. I've kept going to date because I was helping guys get ready for fights; after the Mega I'm going to take some time off.
and what was your reason for continuing to train while injured?Undisputed KING OF ASSHOLES.
5/21/2007 8:48am, #28
I stopped judo and am only doing drills in MT. I am on the fence about BJJ since even training the techniques might not be a good idea. My instructors know what's up and are knowledgeable enough to let me know what is good and what is not good to do.
5/21/2007 10:22am, #29Originally Posted by fatherdog
I have trained around hyper extended elbows sprained ankles and brusied this and that but I have found out the hard way that the back is too important and a screwed up back can mess up every aspect of your life.
5/21/2007 3:19pm, #30Originally Posted by El Macho
I did get (tentative) clearance from a cardiologist though.:Determined:
HTFU and join Bullshido on Fitocracy!