Originally Posted by Axelman 17
I appreciate all the advice given out in this thread, it has been extremely motivating and informative. However, I do wonder if the reason for the rash of injured people in this thread is related to so many of us being self-trained. Maybe injuries are an inevitable part of lifting but I bet if I had a good trainer, mine would have been avoided. Problem is, I have no idea where to find said good trainer.
eh, my injuries are due to stupid accidents and poor decision making, not so much the self-directed part. from what i seen i think most injuries happen while doing stupid shit, like not dropping DBs, re-racking weights improperly or falling over in the damn shower. given that form for big lifts is in check, which i would say requires peer video review, i dont think many lifting injuries happen until bigger weights are being pushed around.
as far as training goes, i just found out the fitness subsidy at my job counts towards correspondence training. dat feel when you get fed lunch erryday and they pay for your lifting coach, hopefully i can get some deep tissue abuse/massage with dat benefits package. dont think i am going to go with ex again; i want some different perspectives especially since i feel like an unconditioned fat pig when i walk up a flight of stairs, perhaps its time for a change in focus once i am not broken.