How to balance exercise, diet and sleep to get in shape

Women's weight lifting under the guidance of a male coach

In my younger years, I adored playing sports. The good news was that I was fit and skinny and loved working out. The bad news is that I’m over it.

One way you can overdo it is to continue to work despite your injury. For example, if I strain my shoulder while doing heavy bench presses, I’ll take a pack of ibuprofen to mask the pain so I don’t miss my next workout. Now I know how stupid that was and that my injury needed to fully heal before challenging my shoulder again. Instead, I compounded my original injury with more shockwaves, and opened the door for her in the spine (Bone-to-bone rubbing), and eventually to major shoulder repair surgery later in life.

Pushing injuries is a common fallacy in our society, and it probably stems from the philosophy of most coaches. Ankle sprain, not a big deal. Play it or re-record it and go back to the game directly. When you do this, the original injury gets worse.