ADRIAN VILACA PROFESSIONAL MMA FIGHTER/STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH AND MY AWESOME PARTNER IN CRIME #FIGHTERANDTHEGING
When our bodies feel good we take it for granted. When our bodies don’t feel good we get frustrated and impatient. I know I have been there before when I experienced a back injury, I took every small movement my body made for granted, and that all came crashing down when I was in bed for two weeks. The big lesson I learned is to not take movement for granted. Even if my body feels good I vowed I would constantly be working on making it feel even better.
I had a conversation last week with a client about a nagging injury. He was frustrated that some of his older injuries still bother him, despite happening years ago and seemingly been resolved.
I am empathetic to anyone who has nagging injuries because I have been there and have learned the hard way that you need take ownership for that issue and religiously work on corrective exercises and get continuous treatment (massage, chiropractic, acupuncture etc.) If you wait until it bothers you to go get
This is a HUGE concept that’s missed by nearly everyone, desk jobbers and pro athletes alike. We can’t just wait for something to go wrong and then go to treatment for 4 weeks, occasionally do our rehabilitation exercises and then move on. It takes constant care and attention. Wouldn’t it be better to spend 1 hour a week over 10 weeks, instead of 10 hours in 2 weeks to rectify a problem?
You also can’t accept defeat and resign to just “deal” with the injury for your whole life, well you can but if that’s the case you might as well stay in bed all day.
I have been so fortunate to deal with some of the best practitioners and understand how important it is to see them on a regular
1) Understand and Appreciate the Risks – Have you ever heard the term ” your body is a temple” well there is truth to that, despite being used as mockery by everyone who despises exercise. We cannot perform even everyday activities if our bodies don’t function properly.
2) Acquire a Wellness Family- Have a network of practitioners to call upon; Again I am fortunate to be in an industry where I can refer my clients to amazing practitioners and vice versa. But you can build your own network regardless of your situation. Do your research and ask around for referrals
MAGIC MIKE; DR MIKE PREBEG OF ATHLETES CARE TREATING AN ATHLETE. MIKE IS A WIZARD WITH HIS INTEGRATIVE TECHNIQUES, HE IS TRULY THE HARRY POTTER OF THE CHIROPRACTIC WORLD. MIKE WAS A HUGE PART OF MY RECOVERY AND I CAN NOT PUMP UP HIM AND EVERYONE I HAVE SEEN AT ATHLETESCARE ENOUGH. THEY ARE MY PEOPLE!
3) Do Your F******* Homework!!! I can’t stress enough how important it is to do mobility, stability and activation exercises on your own. We are all unique in our physical
When I injured my back three years ago I was told by several experts that I was going to need surgery. A couple amazing chiropractors disagreed and knew this was not what I wanted. Being young and having a physically active job I was determined to get better without surgery. I was so diligent about performing my daily exercises and getting my strength back that it became an automatic routine that I still perform. Anyone can get to this point you have merely to commit.
Nagging injuries require nagging rehabilitation/
If you want something to get better you have to put the time and effort into making it better, and you have to do it all the time.
Sylvie (OG Lifestyles)