How To Return To Sport After A Long Term Injury (part 1)
As an athlete, all you want to do is to always take your body to it extreme ability or by watching others play the sport that you love. Everything that deals with sport has something to do with you too. But, there’s an obstacle on the way that all athletes must and will climb. And that obstacle is ‘’INJURY’’.
But we are not here to talk about how injuries occur or why you get them. The topic focuses on how to get yourself back to sporting activities stronger and better than your previous self.
There are many stages to get back to sport after injuries. But we’ll be talking about ‘’REST’’ for today.
As an athlete, resting is the last thing you want to hear from your doctor ordering you to do. And that’s the first and the best advice you can get for yourself if you’re really serious about your career.
Yes! it’s hard. I’ve been there. But imagine you’re driving a car very fast on an highway, suddenly your car starts overheating. What will you do to get it wheels back on the road?. Of course you’ll need to stop for a while and let it cool down before you can refill the water or anything else.
That’s an example of ‘’REST''. Let your body cool down(a lot). Before you can get back, resting is your first option.
Resting is not like feeling some pains in your leg while jogging. Then you sat down for a while until you feel no more pains and start jogging again. What you’re doing is making everything worse. Resting is withdrawing yourself completely from any sporting activity.
Don’t forget to go to your doctor for further instructions on how to rest well.