Just about everyone will need to deal with an injury from time to time this is a contact sport. Today we talk about healing quicker, training with the injury and when to take some time off. It is important to listen to your body, if it hurts it may be trying to tell you something.
Craig talks about having problems healing due to cholesterol medicine. Here is an article talking about the side effects of some cholesterol medicine.
Gary and Byron both share stores of dealing with rib injuries. Gary recommends keep working out with something, even if it is not BJJ. He takes salmon oil from supplement u. Gary will use a foam roller to help get rid of neck, back, and muscle pain.
With some injuries like ribs or back, it will be painful to move so it will be too difficult to roll.
If you can’t train, you can study a select move or two intensely. When you return to the mat, you will have some new stuff to work on.
We talk briefly about the need to have health insurance to help you financially if you get seriously injured.
Jiu-Jitsu does not really have an off-season, like many other sports do. Most sports go months when people don’t train much. In BJJ we just keep rolling, often this means that our bodies will not fully heal.
Injuries to people in their first year can convince the person that the sport is not for them. If this happens to one of your training partners you should contact them and try to encourage them to get back on the mat once they are better.
It is important to help your injured teammates get back on the mat.
It is especially important to keep safety in mind when rolling with a new person.
A good way to prevent injuries is to leave your ego at the door and get rid of a negative attitude.
Quote of the week-“If man were to say something deep in woods and no woman was around to hear him, would he still be wrong?”