I went to the gym and started a warm-up set with just the bar for bench press.
My shoulder felt nothing like it was before my injury, in fact, I was getting a different kind of pain now in the front of my shoulder from just pressing 20kgs?!
I felt so angry and frustrated thinking all those weeks of therapy did nothing for me!
Prior to this, my shoulder felt like it was finally getting better after only a few weeks seeing a Chiropractor.
I took a few weeks off the gym to give it enough rest. The pain was gone, so it was time to get back to the gym and train just like I was before I had got injured.
Oh, how I was so wrong!
After the pain returned I thought that maybe this Chiro wasn’t doing a good job, so I switched to a different one.
I started feeling better, went back to the gym and…BAM the pain and discomfort came back! So i thought, maybe chiropractic isn’t for me…
So I tried physio and the same friggin thing happened! Can you guess what I tried next?
I found a good trainer.
The problem wasn’t because physio and chiropractic doesn’t work or even that the therapist was doing a bad job.
There was just a huge gap between me getting out of pain and discomfort and me returning to the gym.
That’s where getting over an injury is actually hard work, I had to change the way I was lifting in the gym, the way I was standing, and the way I looked at rehab in general.
It was like changing your diet to lose weight, I had some bad habits of eating the wrong foods that had to be changed… that’s what caused my injuries, bad habits.
And like changing my diet I felt an immediate difference.
Don’t expect to just get better by lying on the massage table alone.
You’ve got to make long-lasting changes and work hard and consistently to get back what you’ve lost.
No one ever lost weight by just dieting one day a week.