If you’re too careful, you’ll hurt yourself

Muscle injury - Athlete running clutching calf muscle after spraining it while out jogging on the beach near ocean. Sports injury concept with running man outside.

No one ever thinks they’re going to get injured. Especially not doing a simple task you do every single day, multiple times a day. Think about it, if you were scared of getting injured or hurt all the time, would you even leave the house? I used to play a lot of sports. Football, basketball, hockey, golf, skiing and even running. I loved being active and I’m extremely competitive, so sports are just a natural progression for me.

I’ve been lifting weights since I was 14yrs old. Out of all the sports I played, nothing got me more passionate than bodybuilding. So, when I decided to become a competitive bodybuilder, my love of ALL other sports went away. Not so much because I didn’t like playing them anymore, but more because I was afraid of one thing…. getting injured! The one thing I feared most was getting hurt playing another sport and not being able to train. What if I pulled a hamstring really bad playing football? I wouldn’t be able to train legs for weeks! What if I took a bad swing playing golf and hurt my shoulder? How would I be able to train upper body? I’ve always been really smart when it comes to training. I do things the right way in the gym and I never let my ego get in the way during lifts. This has helped me a lot over the years having never had a serious injury in the gym.

So, by taking so many precautions, you’d think…I’m never going to get injured! Right? WRONG!!

It was something so simple. It was something I had done hundreds of time a day. How could something so simple cause such a terrible injury?? I broke my foot going up the stairs. Not down the stairs like a normal person would, but UP the stairs. Ankle broken on both sides, broken fibula and torn ligaments. All while slipping going up the stairs. Now you’d think I learned my lesson about being so careful all the time and just do other things I enjoy doing. Cause you can get hurt doing just the simplest thing, like walking up the stairs. But no, my beloved bodybuilding is much too important to me. So, when I heal completely I’ll go back to doing the one thing I love and I’ll still be extra cautious about doing anything where I can potentially hurt myself.

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