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...