Say "no" to bad knees.
Reading a conversion with between two knee pain sufferers brought me back through the past years of bad memories of knees locking up, relentless, tear-jerking pain, sleepless nights, and constant fear of injury. I'm so blessed that most of that is behind me.
Last Friday, I tweaked my right knee "chasing" @dr_fred_russo's drop-shots on hard court in tennis then training legs the next morning with @jlopezmassage73. I did self-care trigger point, myofascial release, and my self-care version of "Graston Technique" (screamed and cried), then iced the area for 20 minutes twice. Doubled up on my plant-based protocols for 5 days. This Wednesday, played tennis mindful of the knee but halfway through, I forgot about the injury. I also danced Zumba that evening and recovered nicely after my three-a-day. Today, no more wonky feeling so I will train legs and give her a try.
I'm careful with how I move and to avoid situations that I know will cause agony. As a competitive athlete both in #bodybuilding and #powerlifting, my perspective has changed. I train smart so I can continue to avoid ever getting surgery or exacerbating my imbalances. I implemented strategic fitness approaches, knee and postural chain rehab movements, stretch daily, Chiropractic, massage therapy, nutrient-dense meal planning, maintaining healthy body composition, reducing stress, sound sleep, balance repair hormones, 100+ ounces of water daily, and regenerative nutrition protocols, have all been my saving grace. Praise The Lord!