Headway PArkour Blog
Headway PArkour Blog
Parkour is a physically demanding discipline, there is no doubt about that. Sometimes these demands can have a detrimental effect on your body , when these detriments pile up a chronic injury can form. Chronic injuries are injuries that never really go away, we as Traceurs must strive to avoid these if we plan on continuing training strong in our discipline. Today we will discuss the issue of injuries and Parkour.
Sometimes an injury can creep up on you, other times it comes in a sudden burst as a move goes terribly wrong. No matter how an injury is received it must be treated carefully and respectfully if you plan on getting rid of it in a timely matter, If you rush the process or over do it you will be stuck with a chronic injury. New Injuries that slowly get worse can often be compensated for with some side therapy. The Injury doesn’t mean you have to stop training completely, it just means you have to adapt. This is true in most cases unless your injury is very severe in which case you will need to cease training immediately in order to allow the damages to heal. The key is resting just enough to let the injury heal but not enough to let your muscles atrophy.
Remember, if you break a bone it will grow back stronger than ever but if you break a tendon or joint it will be much weaker from then on, this is where some serious physical therapy comes into play; the method for therapy varies from injury to injury so be sure to find one what works for you! Over time you will gain the ability to asses your body head to toe in a matter of second, this is useful as it allows you to feel out yourself for new injuries as well as offering the opportunity to keep track of old injuries which may be growing worse. In all honesty you are your best doctor; It is for this reason that most injuries you will incur can be treated by you at home with no need for professional attention. Not only will you save some money but you will also gain a hefty bit knowledge thanks to all of the research you will have to do in order learn how to heal the injury in question.
A healthy diet is also essential to avoiding and recovering from injuries. A healthy Traceur will surely recover much more quickly than his unhealthy counterparts. Your mindset when dealing with with an injury is just as important as your actions; You should treat your injuries as friends instead of enemies. If you treat your injury as an enemy and aim to kill it, it will fight right back and injure you worse But if you treat it as a friend who is just visiting it will stop hurting you and be gone in no time! Never push through the pain with an injury you are unsure about. A few minutes of hard training on a slightly injured tendon can push the tendon to a point beyond repair; I am not trying to scare you, I am simply trying to warn you of what reckless behavior may bring down on you.
Today I aimed to supply some new knowledge and I intentionally avoided all of the commonalities which are omnipotent in today's time. You can look up how to heal any injury on Google and you will be present with a plethora of results in a matter of seconds. All of which we have spoken of today comes from primary experience, this is my knowledge which I hope benefits you in some way, feel free to pass it on or alter it to work for you! Have a wonderful day and a beautiful life!