In his latest Instagram post, my favorite person to follow has offered words of encouragement for those who have sustained injuries, and are looking to come back from them.
Johnson shared a pic from his intense Leg Day workout and spoke about his previous injuries. He then said these words that definitely fill my heart and spirit with hope:
"When overcoming your past demons/
fight thru the discomfort
focus on health and wellness
build back your muscle with an even greater quality and density
apply smart pain management
And cheat meals and tequila like a motherf*cker! ð ð£ ð¥"
(You can see the entire post below)
My Two Cents
Those of you who follow my website, you have heard me speak about my spinal injury. For me, one of the worst injuries you can have is one that involves the spine. I went from not being able to walk for periods of time, to killing it in the gym every chance I get. After 2 surgeries, and not giving up on myself, I am in better shape now than I was before I injured my spine. I still do some slight modification because I have that small fear of re-injuring myself, and with having a baby boy who is completely dependent on me for his care, I cannot afford to have an injury.
I love Dwayne Johnson's words about building muscle back with greater quality and density. At the same time, he says to apply smart pain management. One thing that I have found that helps me recover from a crazy workout is having a protein shake after every workout, and increasing protein in my diet. If I have to, I take over-the-counter pain reliever.
I'm very much into weightlifting myself, and after I had my son, I slowly started weightlifting. I am still going slow at it (due to my back), but I'm lifting twice as much now than I was back then. I increase my weights every 2 to 3 weeks (when the current weights I'm using get to be too easy). The first time back in the gym from having my son, I was lifting about 25 pounds. Now, I'm doing 50-60 pounds.
If you have an injury, there are ways to workout around it. The worst thing you can do is to sit and do nothing. You do not want atrophy to set in. Working out within your limits, while slowly going above your limits every 2 to 3 weeks, can help you rehab and get stronger.
I can't wait to see The Rock's cheat day meal. All aboard the Soosh train...Choo Choo!!
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