#1 - Introduction
In the US there are roughly 8.6 million sports-related injuries each year (US Department of Health)
Odds are you’ve probably had an injury.
Isaac trained all offseason, implementing innovative workouts, like parkour, to keep his ski legs strong and ready to defend his crown on the FWT.
Our goal is to inspire others to live active, healthy lifestyles, But...
Unfortunately, the likelihood of injury increases when playing sports
It’s the chance we take to pursue what we love.
Isaac’s surgery 2 weeks ago was successful and when we caught up with him he explained his mindset by paraphrasing the legend Jeremy Jones - Don’t waste an injury. In other words, use injuries as a positive, a time to reflect, recenter, and get stronger.
#2 - Prehab
Post-injury, you’re approaching surgery day, what do you do? Prehab. Prehab. Prehab.
For Professional Skier @isaacfreeland this looks like the usual, inflammation reduction, mobility exercises, and mental preparedness however, in addition, he has added elements of precision, sport-specific exercises, and performing PT routines at least 4-6 times a day.
Isaac spent weeks leading to his surgery getting out there, exploring Utah, and enjoying the hobbies he anticipated having to put on hold post-surgery. Mentally preparing for a period of time non-weight bearing is of utmost importance as he understood that psychological distress can delay wound healing and compromise immunity.
The majority of his prehab routine focused on taking a proactive approach to the onset of muscle tightness, immobility, and muscle imbalances often caused by one’s body compensating for the pain. In simple terms, professional recovery looks like heightened awareness & focus on all-around, holistic health armoring one’s immune system to handle the trauma of surgery. By reinforcing joint mobility, encouraging blood flow, and mentally preparing Isaac went into his ACL + Meniscus operation healthy and professionally prepared.