In the 80’s and 90’s, anecdotes of serious accidents and fears of growth plate injuries gave way to a consensus amongst doctors that the risks of weightlifting far outweighed the benefits. So what was their reasoning and how has it changed since?
After an injury, it’s hard to know what to do. Push too hard too fast, and you can end up re-injuring yourself. Spend all day in bed, and your muscles stiffen and atrophy, making a proper recovery near-impossible.So what do you do? How do you get back in the game?
Do you need to go under the knife or is there another way? Sometimes the best option isn’t surgery. If one can fix their movement patterns then their will be no need for surgery and there will be no more risk of injury.
Supplements are important to overall health, but they’re not a substitute for healthy eating. Sprinkling a few multivitamin gummies on a stuffed-crust, meat lover’s pizza doesn’t make for a well-balanced meal. Good nutrition starts with eating well. But it doesn’t end there.
When it comes to nutrition, people tend to treat surgery recovery like they do the flu—a couple bowls of soup, a few cans of ginger ale, and a lot of rest. The thinking is that, because you’re bed-ridden, your nutritional and caloric needs are low, and “normal” eating will just lead to weight gain. And while that certainly makes sense, it’s also wrong—dead wrong.
Most of us think of pain only as suffering. And not just suffering, but suffering in its most raw and physical form. Of course, this is for good reason—pain, whether it’s from a scraped knee or broken arm, is a distinctly unpleasant sensation. Pain hurts.