Starting at square one1 with resuming skiing after a several decade gap requires a lot of financial investment and preparation. So having some small thing cause a failure in this initiative is a big deal.
Has anyone experienced this ? . . . While free skiing in cold weather many years ago when I wasn't active in the sport, I ripped a muscle or tendon related to bicep. It took months to heal and never thought about it again or skied with force again. Now when I am working out, I am forced to stop short on many resistance workout activities because that very old injury feels like it is going to tear. It natural to be concerned that this injury may prevent competitive skiing for obvious reasons . . . biceps are developed and used to human limits with competitive slalom.
So, has anyone learned anything about sports medicine from their own experience that could provide some insight into this concern, or how to prevent it from becoming the deal-breaker on 'day-1' ?
I would like to hear that old muscle or tendon injuries can be overcome with physical training, but I don't know if that's true.