Originally Posted by arche3
Not true. Ask any real athlete. There is a very fine line between training, competing, and injuries. Most high level athletes are always pushing it to the limit. Injuries are part of their reality. Managing them is part of their main concerns. Sometimes they go too far.
Its easy for you to say it should not happen at all because you have no idea the physical rigour required from your lawn chair.
If you do something which injures you, and it is not a worthy cause like being in the military or law enforcement, it is not a good decision. I would say the same thing about climbing Everest too. No need to climb it since you can fly on a helicopter and get down there. But if you insist on doing it, don't complain about injuries. It costs the public lots of money to send those rescue squads out.