All athletes must work to overcome obstacles to build strength and resiliency. Athletes with combat injuries may face more than most, but there’s always a way to get stronger and fitter. As you explore modification, adaptation and scaling options in this section, consider:

  • SAFETY IS CRITICAL – push yourself but make smart choices to avoid further injury.
  • UNDERSTAND THE “WHY” – every modification or adaptation should include a neural and muscular response stimulus similar to the unmodified movement – know how and why the modification retains the critical parts of the unmodified movement.
  • EQUIPMENT MATTERS – a variety of tools and objects can be used to produce the stimulus sought – freely substitute equipment to find what works for you.

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