The upside of getting knocked down

No one likes to be sick or get injured, that’s a given, but sometimes it happens anyhow.

If you have experienced this, you know how demoralizing it can be.

Depending on how severe the injury or sickness is, you will probably lose a lot of strength. That can happen faster than you might think. It has happened to me and I am sure I am not alone.

I had a pretty serious medical situation back in June and have been working way back up ever since. It’s taken a lot of prayers and a lot of patience, but it is working.

As I was training today, a thought came to mind that showed me how this can be a good opportunity to come back with even better technique than before.

When you are at full strength, sometimes your form might be off a little but you are still moving some poundage, so you don’t get too concerned about it. However, there is really neve a good time to have bad form.

In fact, you can have flawless form and still get hurt. Having great form does lessen the risk of injuries, though.

Coming back after an injury or sickness will force you to really clean up your technique. You won’t really have a choice, you will have to do it right if you want to make any progress at all.

There really is an upside to getting knocked down if you get things in perspective.

Published by ironcave1

I was the owner of the Cave, a strength-based, veteran-owned, unconventional coaching facility, which closed on May 31, 2022 after almost 12 years. My full focus is now on bringing our steelclub and mace training called Mace Fit out to the public. Follow us at and @2slingsteel.

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