How Athletes Can Train Around An Injury

How Athletes Can Train Around An Injury

Mar 14th 2019


Credit: (Erica Suter a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) based in Baltimore, MD. works with people who want to make strides toward an athletic and energetic life)

If you’re an athlete, or parent of an athlete, chances are, you’ve experienced some degree of injury. Things like patellar pain, IT band syndrome, sprained ankles, hamstring strains, knee tears, broken feet, broken arms, and the list goes on, and on, and on.

But yo. Here’s the good news: all of the above injuries can be trained around. You can still go to the gym. You can still move. You can still keep your strength that you’ve worked so incredibly hard for.

In fact, the last thing you want to do is lie around for several weeks.

Now I’m no medical doctor, which means I’ll be the LAST person to recommend you rest.


This is my problem with the medical profession: most doctors will recommend rest, ice, and staying away from sport for “x” amount of time.

Well shoot. I have an idea instead: how about you focus on what you can do? Because I promise you, there’s a plethora of movements that are a “green light” in the gym.

Do you really want to wither away and get weak? Or do you want to maintain strength and stay invigorated, making the return-to-play transition smoother?

Yeah, thought so.

Examples of Movements Injured Athletes Can Do

Example #1: You have a broken collarbone? Play some wall ball and keep your first touch sharp.