Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Jiang had really amazed everyone at the national weightlifting championships. First of all, he had outperformed Group A participants as a group B member; secondly, he was 32 years old. Usually athletes at his age hardly had a chance to attend those big events. All these factors made his championship legendary.
As for Jiang, he had been looked down upon for so many years that this time he had finally brought about an upswing. The most important thing was that he had proved himself, and was able to stay on the team for another year.
The national championships contained 15 level competitions, which meant there would be 15 champions. If one allocated all the champions into every province, every other province would have a champion. Those who were able to win gold medals were the trump cards in their provinces. Nobody would be stupid enough to kick out the best lifter and keep the weak ones.
Jiang had finally achieved his dream of working 15 years before retirement. In addition, his title had brought him many opportunities for future jobs.
After another day had come to an end, the athletes lined up again in the training center, waiting for Li’s muscle relaxation. Li looked at the long line, happy.
After I finish massaging all these people, I can gain 10,000 points! I’m going to upgrade again!
According to Li’s calculations, he was going to upgrade next month. Fortunately, because his trainee, Jiang, had won the championship several days ago, he had received an extra 1,000 points as a reward. Because of this, he was able to upgrade beforehand.
After he finished massaging the last athlete, Li smiled. Now he had enough empirical value.
Senior Coach medium level, I’m coming! Li accessed the system and checked his status.
Name: Dai Li;
Coach Level: Senior Coach, medium level (0/30,000);
Others: Explosive force halo.
Abilities: Slimming Exercise, Fat Loss Exercise, Massage and Muscle Relaxation.
Training List: Aiguo Jiang, Dongshan Cao, Liang Peng...
I need 30,000 points to upgrade? I thought it would only be 20,000 points. Li felt stressed out. It costed more points than he had expected.
Whatever. Where is my reward? That was what he cared about most.
A level upgrade only offered a normal gift pack with only one gift, but Li was still eager to get it. After a flash of golden light, there was a book lying in the pack.
No way, not another skill book. I have the Slimming Exercise, Fat Loss Exercise and Muscle Relaxation. I wonder what would it be this time. Li looked at the cover and saw two words.
Rehabilitative Massage? The previous one was Muscle Relaxation, this time it is another massage book. Why is "buy one get one free" so popular? Li complained. Li already had several books with similar skills. This Rehabilitative Massage and Muscle Relaxation looked like they were the same thing.
The system explained, "Slimming Exercise and Fat Loss Exercise do have something in common with weight loss. But Muscle Relaxation and Rehabilitative Massage are two different things. The first one is used to relax the body and reduce muscle pressure. The latter is used to recover injured body tissues back to health."
"You mean...to help someone who has been ill for a while get back to a normal life?" Li asked, trying to understand.
"Yes. But it can’t cure direct injury. For example, if you cut yourself with a knife and then rehabilitate yourself, that’s not going to work. Your wound will become worse, or you may die by excessive loss of blood," the system joked, making fun of Li.
"Hey, I’m not that stupid!" Li complained. He continued his question, asking, "If you say so. With this book will I become a babysitter?"
"Well technically, you could be a rehabilitative coach, but not a real doctor. You should remember this," said the system.
"Understood. Rehabilitation is the treatment of physical disabilities by massage, electrotherapy, and exercises. If one breaks an arm or leg, this Rehabilitative Massage can’t put the arm back, but can facilitate the recovery," Li said, recalling his previous knowledge.
"Right. This means there is a prerequisite: the patient’s body must be functioning, but due to some circumstance the individual’s body loses some of its original function. In this instance you can use this massage to help the person return to his or her good condition," the system explained.
"So you mean there will be a maximum effect, in that the person can only return to their best condition, but can’t exceed themself? Does that make sense?" asked Li.
"You are correct. To strengthen their physical functions, athletes must work hard. A simple massage can’t help them," said the system. "There are two more things I’d like to remind you of. The first is that this skill is different from Muscle Relaxation. If your patient doesn’t have an injury, or is already recovered, you will achieve nothing. What is similar to muscle relaxation, however, is that this massage works on ordinary people. If you come across an old man doubled over in the street, you can give him a massage."
"No, thank you. I would not to do that. What if he accused me of hurting him? I would be charged millions of dollars! I need to save money so I can marry a beautiful wife! But now that I think about it, if this massage is effective, maybe I can open up a massage hall to make a living."
Li really wanted to examine the massage’s effectiveness. However, everybody on the team looked healthy. No one was injured, nor did they need help with recovery. Li had no opportunity to use his ability.
"I’m going to participate in some other competitions, and then I need to go to the National Weightlifting Championships Final. I can’t miss that. Li, please come with me," Jiang told Li while he was practicing.
Li nodded. He knew that to attend the final, one must obtain enough credits to meet the criteria. Each sub-contest offered a certain amount of credits, and the one who got a medal in each sub-contest would receive the related credits. Jiang’s gold medal had already given him a sufficient amount of credits for the final competition.
Suddenly, Li’s phone rang. Li took out his phone and took a look at it. It was Coach Xu.
Why is Coach Xu calling me? Li thought to himself. He answered the phone.
"Li, I need you to go to Donggang City. There is something I would like you to help me with." Coach Xu was being very straightforward.
Li was confused. "Why do I need to go to Donggang City? Is there something wrong? Could you give me more details?"
"How about we speak in person. Let’s have dinner together, I will tell you everything later. I will come pick you up." As he finished, he hung up the phone.
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