Being injured sucks. Almost as rough: Coming back to the gym post-injury. After all, you’re set back from where you were, and even after rehab, the strength in the injured body part won’t be the same. Steve Saunders, founder of Power Train, has coached numerous major league sports players back to playing form post-injury. Whether you're coming back from a shoulder injury, Illiotibial Band Syndrome, hamstring strain, or another common injury, his advice can help you too. Click through the slides below to find your injury. Then, do each of the recommended moves in three sets of 10, taking a minute rest between sets. Aim to work these into your routine two to three times per week. Injuries and comeback time will be different for everyone so talk to your doctor if you're still feeling pain or not seeing improvements. And by all means, start easy and be careful! Another setback is way worse than a little wounded weight-room pride.
Whether it was a shoulder impingement, fractured collarbone, or ITBS, here's how to get back to the gym.