Just about every veteran and service member I know has, at some point, injured themselves. And it was my own injuries that ultimately pushed me into the fitness industry, where I learned fancy terms like “corrective exercise,” “dysfunctional movement patterns,” and my favorite: “the cumulative injury cycle.” I also learned that the most common injuries — tendonitis, stress fractures, muscle strains, etc. — are overuse injuries caused by dysfunctional movement patterns.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.