Many have been keeping active during the past few months by working out at home or going for runs but the demands of sport-specific training, particularly in field and contact sports, can be very different.
Returning to exercise after a period of inactivity – or, in most people’s cases at the moment, a prolonged restriction to training – can often be risky.
At Nairobi Spine and Orthopaedic Centre, we would advise that the most important thing for an athlete, a normal individual working out in the gym or a weekend warrior to consider is modulating their training frequency, volume, intensity, and rest, ensuring it is gently progressed week by week.
Regardless of your activity, it is important to remember to ease into it and be patient with yourself. If you’re experiencing pain when returning to your sport, or if you have other questions or concerns about your readiness for exercise, feel free to contact our sport injury specialists in Kenya at Nairobi Spine and Orthopaedic Centre to have your pain or injury assessed.