Major injuries are some of the scariest things a lifter can encounter--actually, scratch that. They are. Coming off a major tear, Andrew Herbert gets up with us on his recovery and the lessons learned from an eventful day.
Quad injuries suck, but they aren't the end of the road. There is life in the gym and stage after this. Just 19 weeks after a quad tendon rupture, Shawn Smith is back hitting his legs. How? Let him tell you.
Injuries are part of the game. The course of action you take when you're injured will depend on its severity. Before you throw in the towel on your entire prep, read Renee Jewett's article, "Training Around Injuries During Prep," because you might find some valuable advice on how to manage these unfortunate events.
Bad things happen in life. Oftentimes, it's not fair, justified, or forewarned. There is no explanation and your life could seem entirely dark during the aftermath. At this point you, as a human being, have two choices: curl up in a ball and live in the darkness, or you can keep a positive mindset and move your way through the tumultuous waters that you find yourself in. Rob Kearney, after suffering a catastrophic injury to his tricep, tells us how he's been keeping his spirits up during his recovery process.
Injuries suck. Point blank. But they are a part of our sport because we push the limits every day. Sometimes, unfortunately, the limits push back. And when they do, you’re going to have a few choices—feel sorry for yourself and give up or find the lesson in this mess and rise above. Only you can decide.