In fact, on the risk v reward scale, just don’t be the person doing behind the neck presses or upright rows period!
That is just looking for an injury, whether you have one or not.
But, if you have a shoulder injury, then you may want to work on some light mobility work for your rotator cuff and some heavy leg sessions.
Use the time you would have used on the injured area to bring up any weaknesses.
Work on your flexibility; focus in on your glutes, your calves, your forearms etc. Anything that has been causing your issues or holding you back.
Injuries are feedback to be cautious – they are not an excuse to skive!
If you are not moving forwards, you are moving back.
Keep your progress moving in the right direction.
Remember what you want from your training.
As I have continued to say from the First Article of this series, always go back to your emotional motivation and go do something to move you towards that goal.
If you missed the previous article in the series on what to do when you are too tired to workout, be sure to check it out as this generally applies to everyone at some point or another.
These articles have one thing in common with the excuses – there will be another one along very shortly, so look out for it.
Injured or not, the level of focus and intensity in your training is of the highest importance. And that’s what the final article in this series is all about. Posing the question, “Are You Giving Your All?”
Check it out now.