Applying the 70% rule when you are exercising will help you rehabilitate faster. The 70% rule is derived from the writings of Lao Tzu, and basically says “do less, not more.”
In other words, don’t strain: take it down a notch. By adjusting the strength, speed, and force of your movement, your movement will naturally soften. Slower, more deliberate coordination of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments will allow the injury to heal by working within its range of motion (ROM).
Think: moderation. Pull it back so there is less tension, soften the tissue, and breath. You still go through the exercise (providing it is not “off limits” for the duration of your injury), but without struggle and strain.
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