So I pulled my hamstring on Friday…
(muscles on the back of your thigh)
Yep, I felt it ‘go’ (weird feeling).
Have played sport and/or done some
form of training most of my life
I’ve never pulled a hamstring before
so it was new one on me!
As well as being a tad painful I
also knew the potential future problems that
this type of injury can turn into…
…if I let it.
Needless to say I was
errr…’hacked’ off – very.
At this point there are 2 choices
we can make…
1) Stay hacked off, get down,
lose motivation, give yourself a hard time,
give up, be unhappy.
2) Appreciate it’s a set-back, accept that
it has happened, deal with it, do the right things
to recover, learn from it and use it as an opportunity
to improve and learn about something else.
Now, the first option is the easiest, and I’m
not going to lie, I felt a bit crappy for a while.
It’s ok to feel like this for a bit…its natural. Any
amount of ‘positive thinking’ aint gonna fix my hamy!
BUT… the problem with the first reaction, if you
let it fester and take over, is that it
makes things worse.
Wallowing in self pity is NOT going to make
anyone feel any better…
…it definitely isn’t going to fix the problem
..and it will probably make you feel crappy making
everything else go to pot.
(even though you think feeling sorry for yourself
makes you feel better…it doesn’t…that’s a lie from
your beliefs and stories).
The second response is what we HAVE
to do whenever we face a set-back.
…and you WILL face different forms of setbacks.
Especially if you are looking to…
Improve your Body shape
Improve you nutrition
Expect these, have the mental resilience
to deal with it and do not allow your
story to start giving you permission
to pity yourself…
These expected setbacks and
how to deal with them,
along with building the mental
attitude to move on regardless,
is often the difference between succeeding
and not succeeding.
This is one the main skills you will
develop when you work with team
… cos we know what it takes
to get you through the tough times…
If you feel you need that
support then you can come
and get you free trial here…for 2 weeks.
As for my hamstring, I’ve done the right things
to start recovery straight away…
rest, ice compression followed by
...changed my training prog so I can
focus on something I haven’t focussed on
for a while…(that’s an opportunity to learn)
…looked at my nutrition as I won’t be doing
as much hard leg or cardio training for the next few weeks
(opportunity to learn again)…
…and give me chance to ‘practice’
my mental resilience skills
(yes it’s a SKILL that everyone should & can learn/practise)
Plus, it means I’ll be doing a Full
Kinetic Chain Assessment again
which is a full biomechanical look
at movements and joints of the body
which every single Pro-Fit client gets as part of
a comprehensive assessment protocol…
…design by experts to allow for
..and you know where you
can get one of those>>>>here!
Steve Butters & Graham Webb
P.S. if you live south Manchester way we have 3 of the best physios around…The Pro-Fit physio team are worth their weight in gold…if you need some physio or even a sports massage or assessment...
then these are the guys to go to