Saturday, April 21, 2012

Injured: No BJJ Training, No Grappling Tournaments

No BJJ Training for 6 Months

If you look at the archives you will notice that I stopped posting for around a month. Around a week before my grapplers quest tournament I found out that I had a herniated disc in my back and could not do any sports for 6 months or more. It took a while for me to figure out how I had hurt my back, and no it was not BJJ but running. A year ago when I was training for a triathlon I was doing some really hard high intensity interval training which ended up herniating my back. It wasn't until I started seeing a chiropractor 2 months ago that I finally started making progress with healing.

I was really upset at first so I abandoned blogging so I wouldn't have to think about it. Now I am starting to really miss it, thus here I am back again. One month down, 5 to go.


  1. Injuries are no fun, I hope you get well soon! I injured my ankle about 2 months ago and I'm still recovering. When you recover from injury you really become 10 times stronger.

  2. Thank you for the kind words. Good luck with your ankle healing.

  3. Good luck to you. I came back to the mats after 5.5 months and my back was NOT ready for it. I encourage you - when you go back, to go back one day per week - see how your back feels. Mine took a WEEK to feel relatively normal again after going to a single class, so I'm still grounded.

    I hate this crap.

    1. Thanks for the advice, I will keep it in mind once I finish healing.