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Old 10-03-2014, 01:22 PM   #1
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I'm trying to convince my 17 year old son he needs to allow his body to recover, but he refuses to listen. Our weightlifting club trains 4 days a week. About a year ago we put a gym in the garage. In June of this year he came back from a wrist injury and now the wrist is starting to hurt again. Over the summer he was training two times a day about 6 days a week on average. He said he "needed to make up for lost time" from his wrist injury. Now, since school is back in session he's training once a day, about 5 days a week. I'm telling him that his insistance on pushing himself so hard, so often has become detrimental to his progress and "pain" is his body telling him to slow down, take a break. Am I correct? If so, any help/advise would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-03-2014, 02:05 PM   #2
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Is he playing any other sports, or just lifting weights?

From what it sounds like, it would be a good idea to rest up some, especially if injuries are occurring. Usually, if he is constantly getting injured then that means he needs to take a break. But if it's just one injury that happened one time then it's not a huge issue. Kids at that age recover much faster.

It wouldn't hurt to lay low for about a week though.
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Old 10-06-2014, 12:18 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Blake. No, he doesn't participate in any other sports, just olympic lifting. He told me Friday evening that the pain is in a different area and not a reoccurrance of his original wrist injury. He says it's managable. I guess I need to believe him. He kind of put some of my worries to rest this past weekend. He competed in a club meet in Jeffersonville Indiana. He hadn't competed since Oct, 2013 because of injury. He lifted in the 69k class and posted a 200k total He went 5 for 6 and set meet PR's in both snatch and CJ, missing 115k behind in his last attempt. I guess I'll leave him alone and trust his experience! We're off to Colorado Springs in 2 weeks for an open meet out there along with the 15 and under international meet. Just a worried parent I guess.
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:08 AM   #4
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It's completely understandable to be worried about your son's physical safety. I would keep an eye on everything as he progresses though. If there's something that's bothering him more than usual, obviously you would want to modify a movement in a way that takes some of the stress off of that area.

It might be a good idea to take a week to try to relieve any pain after this meet in Colorado Springs.

Good luck to him! Hope he does well.
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