Injuries stink, but they are not an excuse for missing workouts.
Of course injuries are difficult to overcome in terms of regaining the physical prowess a person was accustomed to, and dealing with the pain that many injuries inflict. However, Kvist (2004) found that injured individuals who remain active through rehab exercises and resistance training tend to have better long-term rates of earning a full recovery compared to those who avoid engaging in physical activities. Pure and simple…..people get injured…..it hurts…..SUCK IT UP!!!!! Nobody, especially the injured person, wants to listen to a whiney man-child complain about how bad they hurt when rehab and exercise would help limit that pain. Plus, if you sit on your butt for your “recovery,” all that will happen is weight gain that could be avoided.
- Physical Wellness Educator from the Style Network's Too Fat For Fifteen: Fighting Back, John Taylor.