Monday, February 25, 2013

Blog has moved...!!!

I have changed the location and services of my 
blog over to Tumblr
All future posts will be on tumblr, but this blog 
will remain online for archival purposes. 

If you follow this blog or link to it, please change 
to the updated blog address at tumblr.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Anti-Inflammatories and Rock Climbing

As a person who has had a few injuries
involving my spine, nerves and muscles I am 
curious what happens to climbers / athletes in the 
long run when their bodies tell them to rest but instead
they take 800mg or more of anti-inflammatories and push on.  

One thing I've learned as an aging climber is when 
to listen to my body and take those much needed rest days.

To reference: One Move Too Many...
"You don't get stronger on your training days. You get 
stronger on your rest days."

"Rest: Pain is an alarm. It is a warning that something
 in the body has been damaged, and you should not 
ignore it. After any injury you should listen to the pain 
and immediately rest."

I shot this on a climbing / bouldering trip of 
a climber who is pushing through 
with the use of anti-inflammatories.

I would like to know other peoples thoughts...