Right. Some people get a little bit too stubborn when it comes to resting their bodies.
Originally Posted by oI2ange
I'm writing this thread as a fellow reminder for those of you who are nursing injuries- DO NOT STEP IN TOO QUICKLY! Rest your body as it needs to be.
I had a slight oblique injury 4 days ago. It was just a mild tweak and it was well on its way to recovery (I probably only had to wait maybe a week tops). Of course I do the stupidest ****ing thing in the world and go work out on it yesterday-Midway through workout, BOOM, muscle spasm occurs while I'm pulling and I think I partially tear my oblique.
As of today, I can barely move. My injury recovery time has now probably tripled (if not more) due to my own idiocy and inability to rest as needed. Don't be a dumbass like me...if you're hurt or injured or recovering, DO NOT PUSH IT!
Take the time you need to rest your injury. Go back into it slowly. If it starts to hurt, QUIT your exercise and go rest it...don't make the same mistake I did. Workout will always be there when you get back- it's important to know that.