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This happened to me. I didn’t fully appreciate proper strength training until I hurt my back. I herniated a disc in my back (L4-L5), completely compressed another (L5-S1) and had 2 stress reactions in my L5 vertebrae and as a result, missed the entire 2014 basketball season. In order to avoid surgery, I started working with sjwaley at rehabacise and undertook a proper rehabilitation program which in the end, had me in better shape than I was before I hurt myself.
Same thing happened with my sister, sarablicavs . She blew out her knee (ACL, meniscus, amongst everything else) and missed an entire year to rehab her knee. It was probably the first time she ever did proper strength training and now she’s back, stronger than ever! (Currently in the basketballaus Asia Cup Squad and pushing for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo)
The point is, we both hurt ourselves, and didn’t fully appreciate strength training until we did. My injury lead me to this point in my career. My aim is to help people become stronger, faster and more durable so they don’t need to miss an entire year of their sporting career. Like the saying goes, the prevention is better than the cure. The lucky thing is that in this case, the PREVENTION IS THE CURE.
The only difference between a good strength program and a good rehabilitation program is the load we use. Rehab = decreased load/speed. Strength/Performance = increased load/speed.
The movements are the same. The exercises (for the most part) are the same. Just the load changes. Simple stuff.
Don’t do what Sara and I did and hurt yourself before realising, “Gee whiz, I should probably get a little stronger!” Get strong - stay healthy. Pretty simple 🙂
P.S. Do your research. Make sure you get a coach that knows what they’re doing. Otherwise you’re asking for trouble.
P.P.S. Most of the “Hashtag Influencers” that value booty gainz and gettin’ shredded, have no idea what they’re doing
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