Your body is always telling you what it wants, what it does and doesn’t want to do, and a lot of us ignore it.
I did this a couple of years ago, I was training a footballer at work, At one point he kicked a ball back at me and when I went to catch it, it bent my little finger over, it really, really hurt, but I ignored it and carried on, after the session I actually went to the gym and lifted weights, did chin-ups etc. again, it hurt, and even crunched a couple of times but I just thought it’s just sore/bruised from being bent the wrong way.
The next day my finger had gone black and blue, I spoke to the physio here at work, they said I should probably go to A&E, when I did and went for an X-ray, it was confirmed I had broken my little finger, so then I had it in a splint for 8 weeks, very debilitating for some of my work, massage for example!!
What I don’t know is, If it was done by the football, or me stupidly working out after hurting it, it could well be the latter.
So next time you’re training, and you feel pain, listen to your body, it can make things worse and also make something else compensate, which could also be a problem later on, don’t be an idiot like me 😀
So this is my first ever blog post, so go easy on me.
I thought I’d start by sharing first world problems that I/personal trainers/coaches get.
As some of you may know, I’m very much into my cars, recently I met a friend for coffee, afterwards we decided to look around a main dealer car garage, we were there for around 40 minutes looking at various cars, and not one salesman came up to us to see if we needed any help. My friend had actually just received inheritance, so had the deal been right, we could’ve bought a car that day.
I can only put this down to what we were wearing, the usual tracksuit bottoms and sports hoody, if we were dressed differently, do you think they may have come up and spoke to us?
I like to think I look professional and some of the clothes Inwear are actually branded, but I do you get the feeling you get prejudged by people wearing these clothes, I generally get the feeling that people look down upon me or won’t talk to me in public because of what I am wearing, shop assistants even are less welcoming. Its such a sad thing that people prejudge someone like that.
I wonder how many people have lost business or even friends they could’ve had, just because they’ve prejudged someone on what they’re wearing and look like, Or you do talk to someone because someone has told you, ‘they’re actually a really nice person’