Dealing with layoff

Discussion in 'Injuries and prevention' started by Knee Rider, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. Knee Rider

    Knee Rider Valued Member

    Hello all,

    Just venting at this stage I guess. I really wanted to train tonight but took the sensible option if staying home and taking ibuprofen.

    My question to you: how do you get by when you are forced to stay out of training? It's driving me nuts.

    Edit - I should mention I'm running on days I can and squatting (no bar bodyweight) and shadow boxing lightly. So I'm already doing all the physical stuff I can. It's the mental thing that's difficult and loss of momentum... Plus I love hitting things.
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  2. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member

    You're doing stuff, are you injured or not? Whatso the injury specifically (if you are)?
  3. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

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  4. Knee Rider

    Knee Rider Valued Member

    Fractured and separated rib. About 3 weeks in to healing.
  5. Knee Rider

    Knee Rider Valued Member

  6. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio


    Hope it heals up quick for you.
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  7. Knee Rider

    Knee Rider Valued Member

    After reading this I realised that I'm essentially doing a version of it frequently throughout the day. I'm quite an obsessive person and I become fixated on activities and work hard on them. I attribute the quality and rapidity of the growth I experience in new passions to this obsessive behaviour and mental preoccupation. What I found really interesting and something I don't believe I do naturally is bringing the other senses into play - such as the olfactory sense - and treating more like meditative practice through the preparation of breathing. I'm going to give it s whirl. I'm sure I'll enjoy it but I'm betting you've just made my situation worse... Cheers :D
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  8. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    Hehe... You'll be a 20 stone champion of your own mind? :D

    I think everyone does it naturally to varying degrees. I must admit that I've never really attempted to get the smell thing going.

    One thing I like to do is visualisation as I go to sleep. You can set your mind off and then it just takes the scenario and runs with it. I remember years ago reading about a study involving a skiing arcade game; the subjects who dreamt about it showed increased improvement over those who didn't. You just have to look at dogs and cats dreaming to be able to tell that they are practising hunting and/or fighting (looks obvious to me, anyway).
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  9. aikiMac

    aikiMac boxing is fun Moderator Supporter

    When I had a rib injury in TKD, I went to class and did only what I could. (Of course I talked about it with the instructors before class.) Initially it wasn't much, because it's hard to move anything without moving the torso, but gradually I could more. Sparring was last on the list.

    Last year when I pulled my hamstring sprinting in boxing class, same thing. I came to class and did as much as could, and gradually I could do more. For warmups, when other people were jogging, I walked on a treadmill. Embarrassing a little bit, but hey -- props for me showing up, right?

    Maybe you can attend class and do only some of the stuff? Just showing up counts for a lot, I think.
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  10. aikiMac

    aikiMac boxing is fun Moderator Supporter

    In the alternative -- binge watch tv on the couch? :p:p:p:p
  11. Knee Rider

    Knee Rider Valued Member

    I was really close to doing that tonight but certain motions really hurt still especially anything that involves twisting and engaging the core. So most techniques even if they don't hurt in the moment will likely result in me taking longer to heal and keep me away longer. One more week then I'm doing as you suggest I reckon.

    Lol let's just say series 2 of Stranger Things got put away in the first round and House of Cards is on the ropes and looking groggy.
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  12. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    Appreciate how quickly it will take you to heal at this age; it takes longer as you get older.
  13. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu Supporter

    I've been through it too often. The rib area is a tough one being such a core part for all motion.
    I've been out from many chest infections and pneumonia, car crashes. It sucks;
    I studied techniques, watched my diet to not put on too much fat, started back with light exercise (gentle forms, shadow boxing).

    The worst bit is the stage where you are well enough to do something, but not well enough that you should be doing something.
    I also worked on visualization, meditation and other more mental focus that I could bring a connection to training without physically exertion.
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  14. Latikos

    Latikos Valued Member

    It's probably not much help, because it drives me totally crazy, if I have to stay at home :rolleyes:
    Oh, and first off: get well soon!

    What I did, when I was hurt... well, most of the time, I went anyway, and did it like aikiMac; even with my broken and operated arm (Yes, not the smartest thing, I know!).

    Therefore I won't give that advise; especially with hurt ribs. I had hurt mine once a little (and went anyway to Judo. So, logically, what did we do? Right - holds! And no, I wasn't smart enough to stop :D ), and even that hurt and was annoying.
    And, most importantly, reminded me, that ribs are involved in way to many movements.

    So, I start with what I stopped doing: I stopped going to watch.
    Because, for me, it made things even worse. Way worse.
    Pretty much drove me into a hole, because I couldn't join in.
    I stopped it, because I noticed it drove me into depression and worse.
    I also didn't watch youtube (or whatever) videos of it (as in "the art", because that would also make things worse (again: For me).

    What I did do: Trying to appreciate the time, that I got off and try to enjoy my other hobbies (Aside from the time with the arm, because that wasn't much of an option lol).
    I went through some of my books, some DVDs, videogames, ...
    It didn't work right away, not even remotely, but with some training for it, I started enjoying that as well.
    It wasn't as good as training, but once my head accepted, that there is nothing else I could do, it was a first step.

    What was even worse (again: For me; most people probably don't have that problem): I was really scared, that I had to stop that long, that I wouldn't care about going anymore and therefore not continue it.
    I'm a creature of habit and therefore that really had me scared.
    Going back to school after holidays was never my strong suit, and I cut school more often than not.
    So that seemed to be a real risk for me.

    As for the visualizing: I do that often as well, but here (once again: For me) it was similar to the above: Driving me nuts, because I couldn't really do it.
    I do it a lot on normal days though; in the train and such.
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  15. Mushroom

    Mushroom Goes well with everything Moderator Supporter

    I wrecked my wrist, a couple of weeks ago. And also had a small bout of man-flu. So I been out of action for about 2 weeks.
    Had to pull out of the London BJJ Open. All I been doing is just chilling, catching up on some films and friends.

    Socialising (yes, the other other dirty word) helps keep my mind off how miserable I am that I can't train.
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  16. Latikos

    Latikos Valued Member

    Wouldn't work for me at all.
    I may have one person in my circle of friends and acquaintances who doesn't to MA, so I would be reminded constantly.
    Gee, I need a life :D

    But it's pretty much what I do as well.
    You just put in less words; I really should learn that too! :oops:
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