plummet wrote:Larse wrote:If you do the right exercises to prevent it, you shouldn't get .
I used to believe this up to my late 30's. But now I think this is incorrect.
Sure you can reduce the chance of injury. But ultimately if you expose your body to repeated trauma(extreme exerice and crashing) it will become damaged not matter how much prevention you undertake.
This is something your average dude in his 20's does not believe will happen to him.
I think the reality is you need to ask the question. Is this style of riding worth wrecking my body for the rest of my life.?
If the answer is yes. Carry on.
If no. A change is required.
I faced this same question 8 years ago when I was racing downhill mountainbikes nationally.
The answer was no. I could not carry on and improve my current skill level without high risk.
So I sought a sort to give me the same thrill will less risk. kiting popped up and now my sport of choice for crazy to risk level ratio.
But I limit what I do to preserve my body so I can carry on for another 30+ years of action.
For me the risk of injury for wake style is too high. I'm not interested.
Oldnbroken wrote:It's difficult to gauge the price, when all the crash-crash / bang-bang stuff is so much fun!
I am now 54 and a bit busted up, but even at 40 years old, I had no concept of what was coming.
When things started breaking, it was a big surprise to me, somehow I assumed that my body was just gonna stay the same forever, I felt kind of dumb when I realized that I was breakable.
fdvj wrote:I am 42 and just moving into handle passes, My aim is to nail back mobes and flat 3s then stop
and buy a surfboard.
icebird wrote:Larse, how about kettlebell military press with relatively light weight?
notice how the weight is rotated up, not forced up
It seems to me to combine moderate strength building with stability and none of the heavyweight stress.
I know each injury is different but in my experience moderate use is better than no use even if slightly painful ...
I did some of those presses with a weaker left shoulder due to mild pain from breaking up old injury after a ski crash. Eventually my injured left shoulder got free of pain and became as strong as the right shoulder. My original injury years earlier was caused by stress in a bad position, and was fixed by going on a motorcycle trip! In both cases more than a years rest did not solve the problem, it only reduced it a bit, but a short period of active work fixed it.
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