September 27th marks three weeks since I’ve broken my hand, however, it has not kept me out of the gym by any means. I made a decision that this injury would not bring my spirits down, and that I would focus on the things that I was still able to do while waiting for my hand to heal. In the first two weeks, I was advised not to allow my arm to move too freely, in the fear that the bones in my hand would still have the opportunity to displace. In this third week, I have been able to move a little more, allowing me to begin some full court dribbling drills as well as some dynamic resistance training.
What I have been able to do from the very beginning is stay in the weight room and continue to strengthen my lower body and core, with a strong emphasis on stabilization. Its always difficult to be removed from the team, forced to train in another room while they are out on the court, but I’ve found a sense of peace knowing that this is only a temporary arrangement and that my body is working to heal my injury quickly. Thanks for all the support! Here you can see a small portion of my daily training in Mariupol, on the #RoadToRecovery