This is another in a series of articles intended to expose our readers to pertinent information regarding their fitness efforts. It is produced mainly on the basis of research done by Rodriguez “Rodja” Constantine, who is a Fitness Consultant, the owner of REPTS (Registered Exercise Professionals & Therapists) and co-producer and host of THE FIT FACTOR on Rhythm Fm (95.5). Rodja has over 20 years experience in the field.
Detour Ahead: Working Around an Injury in Your Fitness Plan
You’re a maniac about form, and you drink enough water to start a drought. But there’s no way you could have known about that rut in the running path. And now you have the twisted ankle to prove it.
An ankle twist is just one of many common injuries. According to a report from Allen Passerallo, ATC, a trainer at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health, these are some other common danger-prone areas:
• Achilles tendon (heel)
• Patellar tendon (front of the knee)
• Rotator cuff (shoulder)
• Lower back
Thankfully, many sports injuries won’t relegate you to the sidelines. With the guidance of a skilled training and/or physical therapy professional, you can keep in shape and on track. It’s just a matter of following a modified fitness plan throughout your recovery period.
How to Stay in Play In essence, you want to lessen the impact on the body part that hurts, or avoid impact entirely. That’s easy to say, but not always easy to do. If you’ve injured your knee, Achilles tendon or hip, walking in the shallow end of the pool may be a good regimen to follow. The water reduces impact on your injured area, while still providing some therapeutic resistance.
Other minor, yet impeding injuries can be accounted for as you maintain a fitness plan. One great resource for working around a healing body part is to tap our programme design services library of more than 1,000 workouts — all searchable by the body part(s) they address. These workouts maintain a laser focus on form, which supports healthy, injury-free strength training. Here are two examples of what repts’s programme design service can do for the injured gymgoer:
Have you hurt your knee? Consider some of these workouts. They’ll keep you off your feet while you pump some iron.
• Preacher Curl and Concentration Curl (biceps)
• Bench Press and Flat Fly (chest)
• Russian Twist, Weighted Sit Up (abdominals)
Did you push your shoulder too far? Try these lower body exercises:
• Step Up Balance, with no weight on shoulders (legs)
• Walking Lunge (legs/hips)
• Wall Squat, with stability ball (Stability)
If you’re like most personal fitness devotees, you’re committed to success — and you’ll adapt as needed to keep your eyes on the exercise prize. A well-informed fitness plan, supervised by a fitness and/or physiology professional, can help you stay focussed and work around an injury as you recover.
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REPTS ( Registered Exercise Professionals & Therapists) is a Personal Training Gym locations both in Castries (upstairs Kaycees on Brazil Street opposite the Square) and Rodney Bay (opposite RJ Clarke). REPTS offers all inclusive upgradeable fitness packages (Personal and small Group Training, Body Analysis, Nutrition Counselling and Planning, FREE Gym Membership, Classes and etc.) for one affordable monthly fee. Rodja also designs long term fitness plans and short term workout routines for use at home, your current gym, or when travelling. Skype Training is also available for those who live abroad or travel too frequently to maintain a consistent training programme at home. Call 758-722-3763 for details and to schedule an FREE consultation and trial session. You can also visit repts online at reptsfitness.com or on facebook at facebook.com/repts.fitness.