Luckily for me he had a slot to train me and fast forward I ran two half marathons and a few trail runs injury free in 2017 following a very systematic strength programme.
In 2016 I was just recovering from a AC joint inflammation on my shoulder which thankfully got fixed by my physiotherapist. However my physio said I needed to lay off the bench press pretty much for life to avoid recurrence which I dutifully followed. Then my right knee started giving me serious pain when I started running again that year. Thankfully though that led me to a chiropractor who then referred me to the PIT for strength training in late 2016. I read Ving’s story on his website where he shares his experience about getting a full on back surgery and then setting a new world record for the bench press in that same year, which to me is worthy of a Hollywood movie. Luckily for me he had a slot to train me and fast forward I ran two half marathons and a few trail runs injury free in 2017 following a very systematic strength programme. Also the other trainers and students there are full of encouragement and laughter which makes it a nice place to be! Oh and did I mention I can now bench press without any shoulder pain… fast forward now to 2021, marathon done, triathlon done and strength training continues to be the core of it all.