3 Ways To Get Over An Injury Faster and Back to Powerlifting Training

Sometimes little tweaks happen in training. When you’re gunning for big performances and pushing the envelope, it’s bound to occur. Here’s 3 things you can do if/when that happens to get back to 100% that much quicker

Sometimes little tweaks happen in training. When you’re gunning for big performances and pushing the envelope, it’s bound to occur. 

Here’s 3 things you can do if/when that happens to get back to 100% that much quicker. 

  1. Lower per session and weekly volume+load.

    Whether it be chronic or acute, injuries happen when load exceeds capacity.

    Reducing total workload from what you needed to progress down to what you need to reduce detraining and maximize recovery is a necessary step to make sure you’re not digging an even deeper hole.

  2. Reduce frequency

    Similar to point 1, spending more time between exposures can be useful ad recovery is a bit of a different game with an injury than it would be in otherwise healthy training scenarios.

  3. Modify lift selection and ranges of motion.

    Changing exercises and ROM to be able to continue to train and avoid complete time off, where appropriate is an infinitely useful tool.

    Yes, that might mean squatting high for a couple weeks while your hip heals.

    That’s probably a faster process to go through and get back to regular programming than trying to keep full rom and bulling through or even taking total rest (if it’s not needed) and then needing to do a full rebuild.

    Obviously every injury and treatment protocol is case dependent, but this should serve as a good starting point.