Unfortunately injuries are guaranteed practicing some sports. We just can hope it’s not a big one.
I’m like a lot of men, I don’t really care about injuries, I let them go and continue training. Of course without consulting a doc when I should. But my last big injury (crushed ligaments that needed surgery) made me think about injuries.
I’m not a high level athlete; I’m just deeply passionate about what I do. However , I train more to go higher, increase my skills and be better. I’m like 90% of the Jujiteros and Judokas.
Now, after a knee surgery I did a sum of my injuries. A shoulder in a bad way, I trained when I had a foot broken (so now it’s a bit crook)…
I would love to go back and swap few weeks of training with taking care of them properly.
So one thing to do:
TAKE CARE ABOUT YOUR BODY.Few things I understood:
You also can be smart during the “injuries rest days”
If you’re injured on the top, train your legs; conversely train your top if the legs are injured. You can also do another sport that's good to train you muscles on another way, such as swimming, biking, running…
How to relax? You have few ways to relax. A really effective one I really like is Yoga, but you also have meditation, saunas, spas…
You don’t need supplements, chemical protein powders or so on. Just eat healthy, varied and possibly fresh.