We all get injuries. This is, for the most part, unavoidable.

If you’re training hard and pushing your limits, it definitely will happen.

I am in no way condoning you injure yourself on purpose or do something stupid. But, injures just happen.

How do we go about dealing with them? That depends on where the injury is. This post is going to seem like common sense. Think of it as more of a reminder that you can train through an injury, there is no need to stop coming to the gym. We, as coaches, can find something for you to do.

If this is a lower body injury, guess what? You will pressing and possibly pulling depending on the muscles/joints affected in the lower body. Pressing for sure. Can’t stand up and bear weight? You can do seated presses.

You can also do everyone’s favorite exercises, arms. Classic bodybuilding style training can be great for upper body strength, muscle development, and an overall mental break from the competition lifts.

If this injury is an upper body one. Oh baby, we will find a way that you can squat comfortably. Be ready for your legs to get really strong. Squats and pulls (if you’re able to) will be your best friend.

Again, the point of this post is to get you back in the gym if you’re injured. Also, if you know you’re going to be out for whatever reason, this is your call to stay in the gym and to lift with us. We are not the same without you, your presence and energy are what makes Victory Kid Barbell fun.

Focus on what you can do, not what you can’t do.

Give us a like and review on Facebook and don’t hesitate to talk to me about getting started with Victory Kid Barbell.

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