I did gymnastics in university and just enjoyed it, however, there is a lot of pressure to have more strenuous tumbling and do riskier stunts.
I pushed my body past its cutting point a lot.
I tried a standing tuck before I was ready. I ended up freaking out mid air and landing on my knees. My knees never easily recovered from that hit. I did a tuck toss as one of the mounts in the routine. The girls tossed myself and others too far forward and didn’t catch me. I ended up just splatting on the mat. It mangled my shoulders easily badly. I pushed through the pain and did year after year of routines, however by the time I graduated I was in a lot of pain everyday. It was strenuous to get out of bed, work out and go to work. I tried a chiropractor, massage therapist and taking pain pills, but nothing easily did the trick. Stretching before and after bed helped somewhat, however my mobility wasn’t there. A neighbor of mine suggested that I try medical cannabis, and getting a medical marijuana card for my chronic pain was so easy. The budtenders at the weed shop near myself and others were enjoyable about getting the right strain for me. I smoke cannabis every day and evening. It helps keep down inflammation and I hardly notice the pain. Apparently I will eventually be good enough to not need medical weed. Right now I am just so thankful that I have it. I am able to sleep, drive a automobile and stand at a desk for more than an minute.