New Delhi, Apr 28: Six-time world champion Mary Kom on Tuesday urged the young boxers to understand their bodies more than ever and handle decisions regarding injuries better to have a successful career during an interactive Boxing Education programme conducted by Boxing Federation of India.
Mary was joined by Indian teams doctors and physiotherapists in a special address that was watched by close to 300 participants, the BFI release said. “I started getting exposed to the team of physios and doctors and interacting with them helped me understand the importance of being aware of the body. How doing exercises can prevent so many injuries and surgery is not always the only answer, I understood much later,” said the legend.
The doctors and physiotherapists spoke extensively on some of the most common beliefs – “I am already flexible, so no need to stretch”, “training with weights will aggravate my injuries” and “taping will protect me from injuries." The champion pugilist shared a recent story where she had picked up a back injury and when consistent pain started bothering her, she had to undergo extensive physio sessions to overcome it. Mary also urged the participants to realise how exercise is the best medicine and physio’s advice is the best solution. (UNI)