Just recently I was at a Boot camp fitness weekend, having received a call from the organiser telling me they had been let down by the person who would normally come with them, so as a local Sports Massage therapist would I please help for a few hours.
Having qualified and done my time, as a personal trainer a long time ago, but having never been to one of these Military Style Fitness Boot Camps, I must say I was intrigued enough to say yes.
As a Sports Injury therapist, for me it is all about the prevention of injury, as much as the repairing the damage once it is done.
It was all I had imagined, people were working out and wearing themselves out, more like a Rugby Training Session, these were people who were not use to this sort of intensive training, quite a few times I heard the words.
“Personally I was not sure of that.”
Due to the damage people can do to their muscles, if they are not prepared for the intensity of the exercise and pressure put on the muscles.
“I do understand everyone’s need to get fit and a lot of the fads and quick fixes.”
We all seem to be under pressure to have results straight away, I am afraid this sort of body battering may end up with people having the results they do not want and always remember, you only have one body you want to keep in in the best of condition for as long as you can.
“Do not just think of the present, as today’s injuries will be with you as you get older, in the future”
Folks please take things steady and start sensibly, I am sure quite a few people were in the situation the following day, that they may have found it hard to even walk with out pain, not allowing for what the Dreaded DOMS will be doing to their muscles.
Ice baths or warm baths only act as a sensory diversion for the muscles for a short time after these applications they will not improve recovery.
Sports Injury Therapy will make a difference to the out come speed, improvement and recovery of the muscles, all these factors should be taken into consideration, before you embark on one of these Boot Camps.
To succeed in a Good Exercise Routine, it should always be a gradual build up, it should work with your body .
It is a progression, a journey, one you should be in control of, you need to look after your muscles not beat them up and tear them apart.
“I have seen many a client as a result of them not adhering to this advice.”
I was surprised that people, had not thought that Sports Injury Therapy should be part of their routine.
Do you honestly think that High Performance Professional Athletes have exercise as the main part of their lives do not take time out to rest, cool down, or do not have a warming up routine and do not have regular Sports Injury Therapy for any niggles that occur to prevent them getting worse.
” I can assure you they do Sports Injury Therapy Is vital to them.”
So why should it not be part of a routine for a person who is not only working at a full time, job while training for a sports event be it a local run to a marathon, or a person working out in the gym?
Sports Injury Therapy is hands on Clinical Massage Treatment to deal with injuries, be it in sport, work or in daily life at home or in the garden, an injury is an injury and not only Sports Men and Women have injuries.
If you have an injury they have a list of the therapist in your area, be sensible in your exercise program, get the benefit of incorporating Sports Injury Therapy into your routine.