Originally Posted by Coldsnap
Yea injuries suck and if you want to lift again 100% you don't go and see a general public or even some "sport" PT. They will tell you to not go to the gym but that's the complete opposite you should do, when you injure yourself it's all about movement movement movement to prevent it from scaring and being fucked up forever.
IDK man. It def depends on the injury which in itself prompts a visit to someone trained in treating injuries. I have had injuries ranging from foot breaks to dislocated shoulders. Lots of lumbar, shoulder and elbow sprains as well. Time off hasn't steered me wrong. Lifting is a marathon not a sprint... a couple of weeks or even months off to let shit heal won't kill you.
Letting go of my fear of getting fat has opened me up to eating enough to trigger gains. I love it. I can see the growth on the bar and in the mirror. I can damn near feel it. If you are a hardgainer you have to force yourself to eat a little more than your body wants to. Otherwise you won't grow. It seems simple but I'm only just now getting to see it firsthand beyond noob gains.