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5/13/13 3:22 PM
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Jonno
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Imagine this thread has been done before. 7 mnths into my BJJ journey I've suffered my 1st real knock. A nasty leg strain that has stopped me training. Just curious to know people's take on training with injuries. Phone Post 3.0
5/13/13 3:27 PM
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Just don't. Phone Post
5/13/13 3:27 PM
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i fractured my rib about 10 days ago. its taking all my sanity to sit around and do nothing every night after work.
5/13/13 5:13 PM
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I dislocated my thumb doing judo on Friday. I may do something like running or hiking but I will be away from bjj & judo until I'm healed.

I know that doing martial arts I will occationaly get hurt. I plan on getting better then going back. BJJ will be there when I'm better. No need to prolong injury or make it worse.

If you are in it for the long haul just make sure you are healed or do only things that will not aggrevate your injury.

No need to prove how tough you are, hell you've been doing bjj for 7 months. You already proved you are tough.
5/13/13 7:38 PM
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In my experience, it really does not take a whole lot for a significant short-term injury to become a long-term one.

Kind of like driving sober on a Friday night, sometimes you have to watch out for the other guy too.
5/13/13 9:32 PM
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cumprido1
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in my experience, little injuries become chronic and/or big injuries if you don't let them heal up. Phone Post
5/14/13 7:28 AM
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cumprido1 -  in my experience, little injuries become chronic and/or big injuries if you don't let them heal up. Phone Post

Yup. Most young guys dont ever think this.
5/14/13 7:34 AM
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Don't. We all know it sucks being injured and not training; we have that void that grows in us when away from Jiu Jitsu. I was the stubborn practitioner that trained while injured and ignored the pain. Simple injuries that normally would heal in 2 weeks took 3-4 months of lagging pain. Just take the time. What I do now if I am injured, I strength train everything I can except the injured part. That was when you come back, you are not raw and out of shape. Just my 2 cents.

5/14/13 7:44 AM
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Visualization of techniques and rolls, video study, drill what you comfortably can with a dummy Phone Post 3.0
5/14/13 10:28 AM
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Depends on the part of the body and severity. Some, you just have to sit out. With some injuries, people can do solo drills in the water (buoyancy lightens the load on joints) and the resistance (although in all directions) is not as much as another body (grappling partner). I've been doing this for years, and after many questions, I shot a short clip last year:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHxLu6-3RnM
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5/18/13 2:43 AM
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Jonno
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Thank you for the tips around dealing with injuries. Took the advice and didn't train, a week later and the leg is all better so back to training this morning. Have a great weekend. Phone Post 3.0
5/18/13 2:56 AM
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As others said: depends on injury. I got arm barred at a tourny and my shoulder was dislocated straight out. (Not front or back) it stretched everything. I worked for a company that never told me I had free health ins.

So basically for a year I did nothing medically, but it hurt. I couldn't sleep or anything.

I put it in my belt and trained one handed. This was as a new purple. I got my ass kicked but my guard game grew significantly. Started using my legs more, and thinking outside the box.

I'm actually thankful it happened Phone Post 3.0
5/19/13 7:22 PM
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I got caught w an armbar and didn't tap quick enough. It didn't get broken but for about 3 weeks I was in some serious pain. I kept going because the cheap bastard in the back of my mind felt that it would have been a waste of money to not train when it's paid for.

I trained through it but was in too much pain to enjoy myself. I'd use that as a reference. If you're in so much pain that you're not enjoying yourself nor absorbing the teaching then sit out until that changes, IMO.
5/19/13 9:32 PM
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Get rest. I have a friend who hurt himself squatting in the gym. After taking a few days off, he dove right back into it and re-injured himself even worse and now he permanently has back issues to the point where he'll need surgery in the future. This isn't BJJ specific but it just shows you what happen when you are injured and don't take the time off.

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