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Overcoming Obstacles

 It has been a tough start to the year for three time Commonwealth Games representative and New Zealand’s number one Squash player, Martin Knight. Martin took some time from his training and competing in the United States to update his Usana family.

 

The year started with lots of promise, I was building up for just one big event, in Winnipeg in the middle of March and I had a good training block to back that up.  Things changed when 10 days out from my competition, I had a collision with my opponent on court.  The collision was accidental, but quite severe as I ran into him at an awkward angle knocking my head on his back.  I strained a nerve in my neck, strained my bicep and hit with enough force to give myself a concussion.

The recovery has been pretty slow, fortunately the concussion didn’t last too long, but the remainder of the symptoms have plagued me the rest of the month.  It has been 4 weeks and I have unfortunately not been back on court.  I started with a little cardio a week ago.  Just on the bike as running aggravates my shoulder symptoms and I am always surprised at what parts of the body effect others and something like an arm injury not allowing me to run has been frustrating.New+Zealand+Commonwealth+Games+Squash+Team+m_PLxv5Kk0Il

From talking with physio’s and sports doctors, I am hopeful that I will be hitting by the end of this week which I am really excited for and I am looking forward to getting back to a regular training routine.

One thing that I am happy about, is that an injury like this can take up to 6 weeks to heal, it looks like I might be back in around 5.  I definitely attribute some of that success to USANA and their fantastic supplements.  Just knowing that I am putting quality products in my body to help aid my recovery has been a big mental lift and I can’t wait to get back on court and for my next competition.

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