“I’d love to know how you ever get comfortable with pushing the limits, or pushing hard again, without being so scared of re-injury. I often feel that in my speed workouts, I’m holding back, afraid to see how hard I can push, because I’m scared, but I also don’t want to let that fear hinder my athletic development! How to strike a healthy balance of ‘fear’ I suppose or learning to listen to your body.”
“How do I trust my body again, and how do I untangle what is purely mental (fear!) and what is physical (still rebuilding muscle)? How do I separate what I’m afraid to do from what’s actually unsafe to do?”
This week, co-host and mental skills coach Carrie Jackson answers two questions from listeners Jessica and Stevie, who are both working to regain their footing as they emerge from recovery.
In her response, Carrie explains why the brain works so hard to protect us after an injury, raising all these fears of getting hurt all over again. And, she shares genius tips for learning to trust your body all over again, including the 1% rule.
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