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.
If you are like me, nothing is better than destroying the log book week to week. Just weeks on end of battling with the iron to lay on slabs of new tissue. I wish this progress could be linear and never end, but it never pans out that way. Progress gets stalled, strength drops, injuries happen, and/or you lose motivation. A deload might be needed in these instances, so in this article we will look at when and how to utilize a deload.
If I were to walk into any gym, anywhere in the world, and ask people what they want most from their time training, I would undoubtedly hear a variation on this theme: gain muscle and/or strength, lose fat, or increase speed.