It is very important to look after our bodies, especially those of us who put extra duress on our bodies with regular training. However, many people develop joint problems throughout their martial arts careers and simply assume that it is the price we pay for training and/or getting older. But although some training methods can be damaging, there are other things that we should look at too as I’ve learned from my own personal experience of consistent knee problems.
Although I’ve had some knee injuries caused by training, my knees actually got a lot worse during an extended period when I was out of training due to domestic issues (very long story).
Did you realise that our feet were not designed to walk on a completely flat surface. But what do we walk on all day (indoors, at work and on the roads); then go and train on in bare feet? Yes, flat surfaces! Continue reading “Is Joint Pain Interfering With Your Training? And What Can You Do About It?” »